36 Battery Place, Manhattan.
Open Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-5:45pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-5pm.
Adults: $12; Seniors (65+): $10; Students: $7; Members/Children Under 12: Free; Wednesday, 4pm-8pm: Free.
The museum is handicapped accessible and provides wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistive listening devices (neckloops) and large and regular print transcripts are available. All videos offer captioning.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 646-437-4202.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
A cultural institution on the Jewish experience, located in Battery Park City
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a memorial to those who suffered through the Holocaust and a tribute to the rich heritage of New York's Jewish population.
Opened in 1997, the building has a six-sided shape and tiered roof which is symbolic of the six points of the Star of David and of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The museum is designed around three major themes; Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish Renewal. The themes are examined in the museum's exhibits and displays which are situated in breathtaking gallery spaces. Each of the three floors is dedicated to telling one of these stories. A collection of 2,000 photographs, 800 historical and cultural artifacts and 24 original documentary films are on view, but are only a fraction of the 15,000 objects in the museum's full collection.
The museum also has a very active events calendar of lectures, concerts, films and dramatic productions that engage important topics about Jewish life and heritage and showcase the living culture of a rich religious tradition.
The museum is located in beautiful Battery Park City on the edge of the Hudson River with views of the Statue of Liberty available throughout the building.
Things to Do
Events & Activities
History, art, tours and Garden of Stones memorial and Reflection Passage. See museum calendar of programs and events.