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Catch a Glimpse of Old New York at the Museum at Eldridge Street / Mus

While New York City museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Guggenheim Museum, and Museum of Natural History are all well known around the world, those searching for a place to discover some of the history of Old New York while also avoiding large crowds should consider a visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street. Located inside a synagogue that is over 100 years old, the museum highlights the Jewish history of the downtown neighborhood. Make sure that you plan ahead for your visit as the museum is about a 25 minute journey from the hotel utilizing public transportation.

The Museum at Eldridge Street is a National Historic Landmark with many exhibits and presentations that allow visitors to investigate Jewish American tradition, culture, and history. This hidden treasure is open from Sunday through Thursday 10Am- 5PM and Fridays 10AM- 3PM. Admission to the museum is $14 for adults and $8 for students, and it includes a synagogue tour. Not only will you experience a detailed tour of Jewish history led by a knowledgeable guide, but you will also get to explore programs that provide insight into immigrant, urban, and New York City experience.

After enjoying a delightful day at a unique New York museum, be sure to return to The Roger to unwind and maybe stop by the The Parlour Bistro and Lounge to enjoy a cocktail or a nice meal. You will not regret visiting the first great house of worship built by Eastern European immigrants in the United States. It is the type of experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Address: 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

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