Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is located on the Southern edge of Battery Park City, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in lower Manhattan. It's mission is to educate people of all ages and backgro... more

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is located on the Southern edge of Battery Park City, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in lower Manhattan. It's mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust.

With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24 original documentary films, the Museum’s core exhibition combines archival material with modern media to provide a thoughtful and moving chronicle of history, keeping the memory of the past alive and offering hope for the future.

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Financial District Description

Museum of Jewish Heritage is located in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. The financial hub of the United States, the seat of New York City government, and home to some of New York's oldest buildings, the Financial District has an illustrious history. 17th century settlers began building here, and given the many seafarers of the time, boats could be conveniently docked at one of the slips right near the settlements of wooden homes. Right nearby, in the heart of the district is Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in 1789, also the meeting site for the First Congress. New York City was both the capital of the United States and New York State at the time. The street names reflect the district's fascinating history: Fulton Street, named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat; Maiden Lane, originally called Magde Platje in Dutch; Beaver Street, recalling the once-significant beaver pelt trade, etc. The area today houses some great economic powerhouses, including the headquarters of major banks, the New York Stock Exchange, in addition to the World Financial Center. Contrasts are extraordinary, from old two- and three-story old brick buildings near South Street Seaport to the nearby modern mega-skyscrapers. Some of the numerous other attractions include Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington bid farewell to his troops (also, they have a museum!); the newly-landscaped City Hall Park; the Museum of the American Indian and the US Custom House at Bowling Green; Trinity Church, the first parish church in New York City and the resting place of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton, among others; War Of 1812 strong hold Castle Clinton; the Staten Island-bound South Ferry; Battery Park; and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sadly, the biggest attraction since 9/11 has been the former World Trade Center site, although, thankfully, construction has finally filled the long-standing gouge in Lower Manhattan's face, and the stunning 9/11 Memorial and its attendant museum are welcome signs of a healing city. And, of course, soaring a symbolic 1,776 feet over the memorial is the new 1 World Trade Center!

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36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
(646) 437-4200

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Admission And Tickets

$18 - Adults
$12 - Seniors, Students & Veterens
Children 12 and under: Free

Free admission every Thursday from 4:00pm-8pm

Free admission to Holocaust Survivors, active members of the military, first responders, educators with current ID cards, and NYC DOE K-12 students. If this applies to you, please call 646-437-4202 to schedule your visit.

This Week's Hours

Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-8:00pm
Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm

CLOSED Saturdays, Jewish Holidays, and Thanksgiving Day.

Nearby Subway

  • to Bowling Green
  • to South Ferry
  • to Rector St -- 0.3

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