Synagogue & Walking Tours for Groups
|Open:||Sunday – Thursday from 10am to 5pm|
|Fee:||Synagogue Tour: $10 adults; $8 students/seniors; $6 children
Combo Synagogue Tour & Walking tour: $25 per person; $12 per child
For more information or to book a tour, call our Visitor Services department at 212.219.0302 x 5.
Choose from the following synagogue and walking tour options. All synagogue tours are
approximately 1 hour. All walking tours are approximately 1 hour.
Welcome to Eldridge Street: History Tour
Follow the footsteps of the synagogue’s immigrant founders. Learn about the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built by East European Jews in America. Explore the beautiful main sanctuary, which has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur.
Beyond the Façade: Architecture Tour
Explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue from bottom to top. Investigate
hidden design features that reveal its 127-year story. Get an insider’s
perspective into the Museum’s commission of a new window by artist Kiki
Smith and architect Deborah Gans.
Ways We Worship: Jewish Practice Tour
Experience 120-plus years of Jewish practice in America. See, hear,
and touch objects associated with Jewish rituals and culture. Explore
how Jewish practice has been maintained, adapted, and innovated upon in
In Touch with History
Explore the Museum at Eldridge Street in a hands-on program designed
for people who are blind or partially sighted. During this multi-sensory
tour, artifacts, music, and special materials bring the story of the
1887 Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue to life.
Jewish Lower East Side Walking Tour
Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower
East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last
century. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialist hot
spots and the best pickle shop in New York.
Love & Courtship – Lower East Side Walking Tour
Before eHarmony and JDate, there were love letters and elaborate
courtship rituals. Discover romance turn-of-the-century style as we
visit the sites of former dance halls, cafes, synagogues and other
places where sparks once flew.
The Museum at Eldridge Street requires reservations for groups of 10 or more.
We welcome groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Please visit our School Program page for more information.
Make a Day of It
Combine a tour of our magnificent National Historic Landmark with a
walking tour of our vibrant Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. Visit our
“Make a day of it!” page for neighborhood recommendations.
Can’t visit? Let us come to you! A museum docent will visit your space and bring the Eldridge Street story to you. An accompanying slideshow illustrates the inspiring narrative of our landmark synagogue with historic and contemporary photographs.
Traveling Landmark is available throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
For more information and the fee for our Traveling Landmark, call 212.219.0302, x 5 or email: