Museum & Walking Tours for Groups


Sunday – Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Synagogue tours and walking tours are approximately one hour.


Synagogue Tour: $10 adult; $8 student/senior; $6 child
Walking Tour: $15 adult; $8 student/senior; $6 child
Combo Synagogue Tour & Walking Tour: $20 adult; $16 student/senior; $12 child

Please note that submitting a request for a visit is not a confirmation of your reservation.
A group arriving more than 30 minutes late cannot be guaranteed its scheduled guided program.

For more information or to book an adult group tour, fill out our group reservation form, call our Visitor Services department at 212.219.0302 x 5 or email

To book a school, university or access group tour, please use the School Tour Reservation Form, call 212-219-0302 x6 or email

Welcome to Eldridge Street: History Tour

Follow the footsteps of the synagogue’s immigrant founders. Learn about the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built by East European Jews in America. Explore the beautiful main sanctuary, which has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur.

Beyond the Façade: Architecture Tour

Explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue from bottom to top. Investigate hidden design features that reveal its 127-year story. Get an insider’s perspective into the Museum’s commission of a new window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans.

Ways We Worship: Jewish Practice Tour

Experience 120-plus years of Jewish practice in America. See, hear and touch objects associated with Jewish rituals and culture. Explore how Jewish practice has been maintained, adapted, and innovated upon in America.

Jewish Lower East Side: Walking Tour

Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last century. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialist hot spots and the best pickle shop in New York.

Love & Courtship: Walking Tour

Before eHarmony and JDate, there were love letters and elaborate courtship rituals. Discover romance turn-of-the-century style as we visit the sites of former dance halls, cafes, synagogues and other places where sparks once flew on the Lower East Side.

In Touch with History: For Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors

Explore the Museum at Eldridge Street in a hands-on program designed for people who are blind or partially sighted. During this multi-sensory tour, artifacts, music, and special materials bring the story of the 1887 Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue to life.