"It is possible to be awestruck by the exotic splendor of this meticulously restored sanctuary."

Edward Rothstein, New York Times

Synagogue Tour - Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum Hours & Admission

 

Open:

Hours

Sunday – Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm
Friday from 10 am to 3 pm
Synagogue tours are offered on the hour (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4).
Closed every Saturday.
Sunday, May 15: Last tour 2 pm
Monday, May 30: Closed
Sunday, June 12: Closed
Monday, June 13: Closed
Sunday, June 26: Last tour at 1 pm
 

 

Fee:

$14 adults, $10 students/seniors; $8 children 5-17
Mondays: Pay What You Wish
Admission includes a synagogue tour
Reservations are required for groups of six or more people, and
Pay What You Wish Mondays are not applicable for group tours.

Address:

12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets.
Visit our Directions page for transportation and parking information.

Guided tours available on the hour. Tours last one hour. Reservations are not required for groups of 6 or less. To make a group reservation click here.

All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What else can I do in the neighborhood?

The Museum’s neighborhood has much to offer for those interested in New York City history, art and architecture, and Jewish culture.

For history buffs we recommend the nearby Tenement Museum and Museum of Chinese in America . Art and architecture lovers won’t want to miss the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the burgeoning Lower East Side gallery scene just minutes away. (Access a gallery guide here.) There are many landmarks of Jewish history in the neighborhood. Check out our blog post with suggestions of places to explore.

Where can I eat in the neighborhood?

Check out the Lower East Side BID's list of restaurants in our neighborhood.

Famed food vendors within a five to twenty-minute walk include The Pickle Guys, Kossar's Bialys, Russ & Daughters and Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery. Nearby kosher options are dwindling. Buddha Bodai at 5 Mott Street, a 15 minute walk from the museum, is the closest option.

What is there to do for kids and families?

Unlike a traditional museum, we offer an intimate portal to the past where you can see and touch artifacts. Kids love our interactive displays, including games exploring synagogue architecture and Lower East Side history. Ask at the admissions desk for a scavenger hunt that challenges kids to look closely and find different parts of our landmark site. Visit our family page for more information.

Is the museum handicap accessible?

Yes. All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible.

When are tours offered and how long do they last?

Tours are offered every hour (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4) and last approximately one hour. Tours uncover the history, restoration and Jewish life of the building and surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood.

Do I need to buy tickets in advance?

Advance tickets are not required for groups of 10 or less. Click here to schedule a tour for a group of 10 or more. To schedule a school tour click here .

What will I see?

You will discover one of New York City’s most breathtaking American Jewish sites – the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. You can explore our landmark site on your own or on a guided tour. Highlights include awe-inspiring architecture, a new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans, award-winning digital displays and exhibits of artifacts from the Museum’s collection. An off-the-beaten path jewel, the Museum is a must-see destination for those on the hunt for an authentic New York City experience. Take a virtual tour of our building.