Museum & Walking Tours for Groups
Do you want an authentic New York City experience for your group? Looking for an off-the-beaten path jewel? Want to discover Jewish New York? Schedule a group tour at the Museum at Eldridge Street! The Museum makes its home in the meticulously restored 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, located where the old Jewish Lower East Side meets Chinatown. It’s the perfect destination for those interested in history, culture and architecture.
Sunday – Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Synagogue tours and walking tours are approximately one hour.
Synagogue Tour: $10 adult; $8 student/senior; $6 child
Walking Tour: $15 adult; $8 student/senior; $6 child
Combo Synagogue Tour & Walking Tour: $20 adult; $16 student/senior; $12 child
After Hours Tour: $30 per person; 25 person minimum. Offered Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 pm.
Please note that submitting a request for a visit is not a confirmation of your reservation.
A group arriving more than 30 minutes late cannot be guaranteed its scheduled guided program.
Welcome to Eldridge Street: Discovery Tour
Our most popular tour tells the story of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first sacred site built by Eastern European Jewish immigrants. This magnificent National Historic Landmark has been beautifully restored and today is a gateway to the Jewish immigrant experience.
Beyond the Façade: Architecture Tour
This tour focuses on the design and restoration of our National Historic Landmark. Explore the sanctuary’s lavish Moorish interior. Learn about the building’s award-winning restoration. Hear the story behind the commission of a stained-glass 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 America.
After Hours Tour
Are you looking for an intimate, behind-the-scenes experience for your group? Our After Hours Tour provides access to the Museum after the building has closed to the public. Hear about the history and architecture of the building, mingle and network over a glass of wine.
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: 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 on the Lower East Side.
In Touch with History: For Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
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.