Walking Tour: Jewish Lower East Side

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Date(s) - 08/11/2024
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Museum at Eldridge Street


Ticket Price (Includes Museum Admission): Adults $25 Seniors / Students $20 Children 5 and Under FREE Cool Culture Pass / SNAP Benefits $5

Stroll through the neighborhood’s 100-year-old history!

A century ago, the Lower East Side saw unparalleled growth as waves of immigrants settled, prayed, played, worked, shopped, and attended school in this neighborhood as they built their new lives in a new land. Today, there are signs of the past hidden within the modern streets. See how many of these historic places have been transformed, repurposed, or restored.


  • Visit the Museum at Eldridge Street and see a fully restored magnificent 1887 synagogue
  • Stop at Straus Square and learn about its history and its significance during the heyday of Jewish immigration
  • Visit The Forward building and learn the role of this important Jewish newspaper and its Yiddish advice column A Bintel Brief
  • Stop by Seward Park, the first municipally-built free playground in the United States and designed especially for the neighborhood’s children, the first generation to grow up in such crowded conditions

Join a Museum at Eldridge Street expert guide on Sunday, August 11 at 11:30am as we walk in the footsteps of these immigrants and tell their stories.


This Museum at Eldridge Street Walking Tour is only available to small groups (25 people max). This tour is available to both individual ticket holders and families.

Image Credit: “A Group of Peddlers (The Ghetto),” color postcard, William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection Postcards.

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