Museum at Eldridge Street (Manhattan, NY)

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  • Discover the history, architecture and spiritual significance of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built by East European immigrants in America.

    In 2008, with the completion of a 20-year restoration, we have re-opened to the public, and have been granted museum status to our organization, along with a name change to the Museum at Eldridge Street by the New York State Department of Education and Board of Regents.

    The Museum’s mission and purpose is to present the culture, history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side drawing parallels with the diverse cultural communities that have settled in America. Tours, exhibits and public and educational programs tell the story of the generations that carried religious and communal customs to a new country and celebrate America’s broad cultural traditions. Combining architecture, history and Jewish culture, a visit to Eldridge Street is a meaningful experience for groups of all backgrounds, ages and interests.

  • Directions:

    SUBWAY

    F Line
    F to East Broadway
    Exit at Rutgers Street and Canal. Walk four blocks west on Canal. Turn left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (5 minute walk from subway).

    B or D Line
    B or D to Grand Street
    Walk one block east on Grand Street to Eldridge Street. Turn right onto Eldridge and walk south 2 1/2 blocks. The Museum will be on your left. (5 min walk from subway). Note: the B train does not
    run on weekends and holidays.

    6 N Q R J Z
    6, N, Q, R, J or Z to Canal Street
    Walk east on the north side of Canal Street. Continue walking east past the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Turn right on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (10 min walk from subway).

    BUS
    M15 to Grand and Allen Streets
    Walk two blocks south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

    M15 Select to Hester and Allen Streets
    Walk south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

    DRIVING

    From the Brooklyn Bridge
    (Note that buses are not allowed on the Brooklyn Bridge)
    From the bridge take the Centre Street North exit ;
    Turn right on Centre Street and proceed north to Grand Street;
    Turn right on Grand Street;
    Turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Manhattan Bridge
    Make a right off the bridge onto Canal Street;
    Turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Williamsburg Bridge
    Exit the bridge on Delancy Street and proceed west to Allen Street;
    Turn left on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the George Washington Bridge
    and FDR Drive South
    From the bridge merge onto Harlem River; Drive which turns into FDR Drive South;
    Take the Grand Street exit and proceed west on Grand to Allen Street;
    Turn left on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Lincoln Tunnel
    and West Side Highway
    Exit the highway at 34th Street, 23rd Street, or 14th Street;
    Drive east across town to 2nd Avenue and turn right;
    Proceed south on 2nd Avenue to Houston Street and turn left;
    Drive three blocks east and turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Holland Tunnel
    Exit the tunnel and proceed east on Canal Street;
    Turn left onto Center Street go two blocks and turn right onto Grand Street;
    Continue east on Grand Street and turn right onto Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

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  • Directions:

    SUBWAY

    F Line
    F to East Broadway
    Exit at Rutgers Street and Canal. Walk four blocks west on Canal. Turn left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (5 minute walk from subway).

    B or D Line
    B or D to Grand Street
    Walk one block east on Grand Street to Eldridge Street. Turn right onto Eldridge and walk south 2 1/2 blocks. The Museum will be on your left. (5 min walk from subway). Note: the B train does not
    run on weekends and holidays.

    6 N Q R J Z
    6, N, Q, R, J or Z to Canal Street
    Walk east on the north side of Canal Street. Continue walking east past the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Turn right on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (10 min walk from subway).

    BUS
    M15 to Grand and Allen Streets
    Walk two blocks south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

    M15 Select to Hester and Allen Streets
    Walk south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

    DRIVING

    From the Brooklyn Bridge
    (Note that buses are not allowed on the Brooklyn Bridge)
    From the bridge take the Centre Street North exit ;
    Turn right on Centre Street and proceed north to Grand Street;
    Turn right on Grand Street;
    Turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Manhattan Bridge
    Make a right off the bridge onto Canal Street;
    Turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Williamsburg Bridge
    Exit the bridge on Delancy Street and proceed west to Allen Street;
    Turn left on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the George Washington Bridge
    and FDR Drive South
    From the bridge merge onto Harlem River; Drive which turns into FDR Drive South;
    Take the Grand Street exit and proceed west on Grand to Allen Street;
    Turn left on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Lincoln Tunnel
    and West Side Highway
    Exit the highway at 34th Street, 23rd Street, or 14th Street;
    Drive east across town to 2nd Avenue and turn right;
    Proceed south on 2nd Avenue to Houston Street and turn left;
    Drive three blocks east and turn right on Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.

    From the Holland Tunnel
    Exit the tunnel and proceed east on Canal Street;
    Turn left onto Center Street go two blocks and turn right onto Grand Street;
    Continue east on Grand Street and turn right onto Allen Street;
    Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
    The museum will be on your right.