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Jewish Synagogue, Bridgetown

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Religious Site
Absorb some history at Jewish Synagogue, the only synagogue in town and one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about the building's history and the people it serviced, and discover how it endured through hurricanes, governmental seizure, and eventual renovation in 1986. Be sure to view the subterranean mikveh, ritual baths, discovered by chance and excavated in 2008, and take a stroll through the tranquil cemetery. Arrange to visit Jewish Synagogue and other attractions in Bridgetown using our Bridgetown family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I loved the interactive feel the museum provided, i must visit now its been renovated.looking forward to the visit.  more »
  • This is an experience you should try. There is the only synagogue Bridgetown. Built in 1654 it was destroyed by hurricane in 1831, and rebuilt, fell into disrepair and was sold in 1929. It was bought ...  more »
  • Our guide was very informative as he took us to the Jewish Synagogue and explained how and when it was built and we were able to go inside and look around.  more »
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  • Fascinating! Definitely a place to check out while in Barbados. Learned a lot about the history of the Jewish people in Barbados. The excavated Mikveh and restored synagogue were highlights. I found the museum a little lacking, I would have loved to learn a little more in depth about the history, rather than a general overview. However the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us more information we wouldn't have overwise learnt. The entrance is quite hard to find, definitely map out your route before setting off!
  • You have to see the new restoration project
  • This is a must visit if you visit the island. I recommend it for all teachers, social science and history buffs. Jews also assisted the development of early Barbados.
  • Where's the entrance? I can't seem to find it
  • A real hidden gem.