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Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Take an educational, sobering look at the Jewish people who died in the Holocaust at Museum of Jewish Heritage. This large museum features a collection of more than 25,000 items related to the tragic time period, including photographs and documentary films. Learn about the Jewish lifestyle in the late 19th and early 20th centuries before exploring the collection that delves into World War II. Using artifacts, historical footage, and testimonies speaking of terrible hatred and violence, experience the war from the viewpoint of the Jews who lived through it. Finish your visit in the Garden of Stones, where trees were planted by Holocaust survivors and their families. To visit Museum of Jewish Heritage and get the most from your holiday in New York City, create itinerary details personal to you using our New York City tourist route planner.
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  • Not our first visit, but our first with a 15-year old and 10-year old. Museum does and excellent job covering WWII and the holocaust with primary source material and many donated items. Less time is s...  more »
  • The atmosphere is quite sad; the Museum has objects that belonged to Jewish people and tell about their lives and deaths, show videos, and clearly explain the history. I learned a lot and is interested in the subject.
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  • I've visited many museum or places tracing the history of WWII. But they usually tell the same. However, this museum was well concieved. Indeed, you will discover Jew's history through 3 floors, first...  more »
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  • The only reason i give to this fine museum 2 stars is because of the little food section there. The museum by himself is very nice and educational but DO NOT...i repeat...DO NOT go to eat in that little coffee/branch/bagle place there. Why? They simply try to rip you off! The guy was nice and all during our eating time there but when i had to pay, i noticed he hold himself from giving me the recite, so i ask for it anyway. I noticed he charged me for lots of stuff i didn't took and even a whole item i didn't ask for. He apology and all but little he knew that I'm not a sucker and i got his little trick/scum. But i am worry that he try that little trick with more than just me. Think about it...8 out of 10 tourists will not pay attention to the recite.... He maybe apology and give the money back without argue at all with 2 tourists, but 8 tourists will loose their money to those guys. The museum is fantastic...highly recommended....but my advice to this museum is to replace the coffee shop guys or even the whole coffee shop business there. Till then, my advice to the tourists....schedule your branch elsewhere...
  • Beautiful commemoration in a beautiful setting on the water in lower Manhattan. I've visited the well-done exhibits and attended a number of events here. Everything is done top-rate and professional. Plan on extra time for security - they have airport style screening, but the security staff is much friendlier than TSA ;-)
  • Beautiful location close to the water in lower Manhattan. The main exhibit is mostly around the Holocaust. A tragic part of history that is shown in a intriguing way. It is not only the Holocaust that is being addressed, of course culture and other history is also covered. The museum is very well maintained and staff was really kind.
  • Great resource with diverse layers of teaching and sharing Jewish history. The location is gorgeous.
  • Neat building; resembles a synagogue and is located right on the Hudson River in Battery Park City.