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A Kid's Life on the Jewish Lower East Side: A Walking Tour at Museum at Eldridge Street

A Kid's Life on the Jewish Lower East Side: A Walking Tour

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Wondering what it was like to grow up on the Lower East Side in the early 1900's? Find out on this walking tour designed for children and their families! As you explore the neighborhood, you'll discover the special spots that kids knew and loved back then, from the movie house to the tenement house, from a play street to the playground. Each stop on this tour will transport you back in time to a long-gone world, and reveal how childhood today has been shaped by what happened on the Lower East Side more than a century ago. Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions.

About Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

New York, NY


  • Standard hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-3pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: No
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food not allowed at all
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: No

  • The Museum at Eldridge Street is a cultural institution that tells the stories of Jewish immigrant life, old New York, and architecture and historic preservation through the lens of its homeā€“the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Opened in 1887, the synagogue was the first grand house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Today, it is a meticulously restored National Historic Landmark and it is one of the few remaining markers of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side. More than 40,000 visitors a year join us for a vibrant slate of programming, including building tours, walking tours, concerts, lectures, family programs, and art exhibitions.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Nearest public transportation stop: Grand Street Station - B & D; East Broadway - F Train
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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