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Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002 40.714681 -73.993701
nr. Division St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-219-0888 Send to Phone

Photo by Peter Aaron/OTTO

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Sun-Thu, 10am-5pm; Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.; F at East Broadway


  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking


$12 adults, $10 students and seniors


Built in 1887 by the Lower East Side's first wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, the Eldridge Street Synagogue was a thriving community center from the early 1900s through the 1940s, when its founders and supporters began to move out of the neighborhood. Formed in 1986 to restore the neglected building, the Eldridge Street Project obtained historic landmark status for the building in 1996, and transformed it into the Museum at Eldridge Street in 2007. The synagogue's restored façade, Moorish ornamentation, vaulted 50-foot ceilings, intricate stained glass windows, including a monumental piece by internationally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans added in 2010, and 740-person capacity sanctuary, recall the building's former grandeur. (A smaller prayer space downstairs, complete with an original ark, still holds weekly services for an orthodox congregation.) However, the museum is committed to running exclusively non-sectarian eventsóconcerts, readings, tours, architecture lectures and neighborhood partiesówhich re-envision the site as a meeting place for "bubbes and hipsters."


Historical and Architectural Tours ($12 adult, $10 student/senior) run during normal hours; School Tours ($6 per child, $1 for NYC public school students) are by appointment only. Walking Tours for groups of 10 or more are by appointment only; call 212-219-0302.

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