Experience Sanctuary Within the City
Step inside history and explore an icon of New York City resilience. The Museum at Eldridge Street tells the story of the 19th-century Eldridge Street Synagogue and the Jewish immigrants who built it. Our signature self-guided tour invites you to experience life through the eyes of a newly arrived immigrant to New York’s Lower East Side.
The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue. Built in 1887, it is an architectural marvel and a symbol of immigrant aspirations realized. The grand building was nearly lost to neglect in the mid-20th century before the Museum’s massive restoration project returned the space to glory and public use.
Events and Rentals
The Museum at Eldridge Street’s stunning historic building is the perfect setting for your unique private event. Infuse your wedding, film or photo shoot, reunion or birthday with our sanctuary’s charming old-world grandeur.
Enhance your classroom learning with an immersive step back in time and through New York City’s immigrant culture. Virtual and on-site visits now available!