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Architecture Walking Tour for Families at Museum at Eldridge Street

Architecture Walking Tour for Families

What buildings and spaces were central to the lives of immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side in the early 1900's? How were they designed to meet the needs of the people who used them? Join the museum on this brand-new walking tour for families to discover how old buildings can tell us stories about the past. How come neighborhood schools have giant windows? Why do some tenement buildings have such elaborately decorated exteriors? You'll discover the answers to these and other questions as while exploring how architecture on the Lower East Side reflected ideas about who immigrants were – and what they wanted and needed. Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions. Presented in partnership with Archtober. 

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About Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

Lower East Side, 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 home–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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