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Lower East Side Museums

There are many museums in New York City and the Lower East Side is home to some of the most groundbreaking museums.

The Tenement museum that is located on 97 Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side was home to nearly 7000 working class immigrants. A tour of the neighborhood helps to tell the story of immigrants that’s lived and worked their way into the foothold of America. The museums recreates life in the tenements in its restored building with apartments typical of the that era.

Purchase tickets online, by phone 866-606-7232 or at the Museum shop from 10am – 6pm 7 days a week.

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $20
Students: $15
Seniors(65+): $15
Members: Free

Tenement Museum
108 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212.982.8420
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The New Museum founded in 1977 by by Marcia Tucker is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

The New Museum has been amassing a wealth of materials that include a Digital Archive of over 6,000 exhibition images and a searchable database of over 3,700 artists and curators.

Open: Wed 11 AM – 6 PM Thurs 11 AM – 9 PM Fri / Sat / Sun 11 AM – 6 PM Mon and Tues closed

Ticket Prices:
General Admission: $12
Seniors: $10
Students: $8
18 and under: FREE
Members: FREE

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212.219.1222
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Kehila Kedosha Janina is a small synagogue in New York City’s Chinatown that has opened its door to bring awareness to people about their heritage, customs and history. The Landmark synagogue is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.

Open to the Public on Sundays 11am-4pm or call for appointment.
Ticket prices: $18 per person (minimum 10 – maximum 50) your group will receive a complete private tour of the synagogue and museum

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum

280 Broome Street
New York, NY, 10002
Phone: 212-431-1619
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The Museum at Eldridge Street is a National Historic Landmark from 1887 that presents the culture ,history and traditions of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side. 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. On a walking tour of the museum, visit a Yiddish newspaper building, the home of a Jewish gangster, synagogues and dancehalls, and the best pickle shop in NYC.

Open: Sunday – Thursday from 10am to 5 pm \ Friday from 10am to 3pm

Ticket prices:
$10 adults, $8 students/seniors; $6 children 5-18
Free Mondays (up to 6 people)

The Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY, 10002
Phone: 212.219.0302
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