Museum of Jewish Heritage Tours

Located at 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Opened in 1997, the mission of the museum is “to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust.” In their collection, the Museum of Jewish Heritage showcases over 25,000 items that are used to tell the story of Jewish history. The permanent Core Exhibition features multiple perspectives on Jewish history, life and culture through artifacts, audio testimonials, photographs and films that are separated into three sections: “Jewish Life A Century Ago,” “The War Against the Jews” and “Jewish Renewal.” Not only is the exhibition itself impressive, but also the six-sided building it resides in, which is symbolic of the Star of David as well as the six million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust. As there is much to see in the museum, it is recommended to allow an average of two hours to explore the Core Exhibition.

Other permanent exhibits include the Keeping History Center, which showcases the museum’s collection as well as awards panoramic views of the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty, the Garden of Stones, a memorial garden for those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and Reflection Passage, an architectural experience that uses outdoor nature to manipulate indoor aesthetics. There are also always rotating exhibitions, usually multiple ones at a time, giving insight into different Jewish-related themes. 

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage is open Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 5:30pm, Wednesday from 10am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 5pm. Admission costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and free for members and children 12 and under. Wednesday nights from 4pm to 8pm are free admission. To get to the museum by subway, take the 4, 5 to Bowling Green or the 1, N, R to Rector Street.
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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280, USA
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Hours: Sun-Tue, Thu 10:00am - 5:45pm. Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm, Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closes at 3:00pm through Mar 8th). closed Saturdays, Major Jewish Holidays, and Thanksgiving.
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Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Students, Children 12 and under Free
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Museum of Jewish Heritage

Learn about Jewish history with an admission ticket to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. Explore the exhibitions at your own pace and see artifacts, photographs, works of art, and ceremonial objects that bring Jewish history to life. The museum also includes a haunting exhibition on the Holocaust with first-person testimony and personal belongings from survivors.
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