Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

4.4
#27 of 65 in Museums in New York City
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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  • August 13, 2017
    I have a very strong need to visit most things in relation to the holocaust and jewish history. It really moved me and gave me a great insight to jewish history, present jewish life and the haunting e...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Great museum with lots of exhibits to look at, very informative and interesting with lots of true life stories. Inexpensive at $12 but if you go on a late night opening after 4pm it's free, small gift...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Not what you might think. This has different artifacts and exhibits that are so interesting! Displays explain uses of objects and what circa they are from.We spent 4 hours there and only left to see o...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    A really excellent museum that won't break the bank either. They have a really wonderful collection of items. Just don't get stuck behind a tour, because the tour guides like to perch them in the entrances to all the exhibits so you can't actually see anything until they decide to leave! (Saying "excuse me" also didn't work on the guides...)
  • June 29, 2017
    I love this museum that offers very beautifully curated exhibits in addition to lovely spaces to just take time to meditate and look out at the Statue of Liberty. Can't wait to get back to NYC And visit the museum.
  • July 1, 2017
    Wonderful collection and a beautiful space. After your finished inside, there's ample park space along the water to reflect.
  • February 26, 2017
    This was a great museum! We spent about two and a half hours in here, the exhibits are nicely detailed and the progression is perfect. The first floor goes through Jewish traditions, the second floor is about the horrific events of the holocaust and the third floor details life for Jews after World War Two and what they have done to rebuild their lives and their valuable place in society today.
  • June 29, 2017
    Very friendly and helpful staff. love their museum

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