Group Synagogue Tours & Walking Tours
Sunday – Thursday from 10am to 5pm
|Fee:||Synagogue Tour: $10 adults; $8 students/seniors
Walking Tour: $15 person
Combo Synagogue Tour & Walking tour: $20 per person
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 and 30 minutes.
From Ellis to Eldridge: Immigrant History
Follow the footsteps of the synagogue's immigrant founders. Interact with award-winning digital exhibits about our gateway Lower East Side neighborhood. Discover how the immigrant experience transformed and continues to transform communities today.
Beyond the Façade: Architecture & Preservation
Explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue from bottom to top. Investigate hidden design features that reveal its 125-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
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.
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
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
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.
Find sanctuary in the city. Visit synagogues, churches and temples encompassing 200 years of religious life in America including sites encompassing the Jewish, African American, Italian, Hispanic and Chinese immigrant experience.
Stoop, Synagogue, Soapbox
Enter the ring of early 20th-century Lower East Side politics, when pious Jews, secular firebrands, capitalist businessmen and impoverished peddlers faced off in the crowded work spaces, residences and cafés of this densely populated area.
Gangster, Writer, Rabbi
Gangster Big Jack Zelig, writer Sholem Aleichem and Rabbi Jacob Joseph all spent time on the Lower East Side. Learn about their political, cultural and religious legacies as we follow the path of these larger-than-life figures.
Five Points in America
The roots of the community that built the Eldridge Street Synagogue lie in the Five Points area and today's Chinatown. Stroll the streets of these historic areas, discovering former synagogues, an early collect pond, and a Jewish cemetery in bustling Chatham Square.
Planning a visit for 10 or more people? The Museum at Eldridge Street welcomes grops of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. To ensure the quality of your visit, we require reservations for groups.
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 bringthe 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 tri-state area, and in Florida, Chicago and Los Angeles.