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Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust


Roche Dinkeloo


36 Battery Place at First Place










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The pyramidal Museum of Jewish Heritage, on the waterfront in Battery Park, is a poignant memorial to Holocaust victims and celebrates Jewish culture. New York and Jewish history began intertwining as early as 1654, when 23 Portuguese Sephardic Jews were granted asylum in the then-Dutch colony. Today New York has the largest Jewish population of any city in the world.


071-jewishmuseum1.jpg (13836 bytes) The Museum of Jewish Heritage
18 First Place - (212) 968-1800
The New York Holocaust Memorial Commission built the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on the western side of Site 14. Ground was broken in October 1994. The building was designed by Roche Dinkeloo, architects.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

"The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened to the public in September 1997. Its mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust."

At the Museum by Jason Wiggins

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is down in Battery Park City close to the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum stands at the center of a flower garden that looks beautiful when everything is in bloom. Inside, the galleries wind around like a maze, but it’s not so complicated that you could get lost, just keep moving forward and up an you’ll be fine. The top floor has a great view of New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Jewish Museum covers the entire history of Judaism from five thousand years ago to the present, while the Museum of Jewish Heritage focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This museum displays artifacts related to just about every aspect of Jewish history and culture including books, clothes, artwork and religious objects. Short educational films play at several locations in the museum. One entire floor is devoted to the Holocaust, which makes visiting this museum an emotionally intense and disturbing experience.

The museum has three floors and lots of exhibits, so expect to spend about three or four hours here in order to see and read everything.

All information reprinted with permission from The Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Address & Phone
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place at First Place
Battery Park City, Manhattan
General Number 646.437.4200
Box Office - 646.437.4202

Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the winter (October through April) and on the eve of Jewish holidays
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer (April through October)
The Museum is closed Saturday,
Thanksgiving and Jewish Holidays.

Admission $10 general, $7 for seniors, $5 students, members and children 12 and younger free.

Complimentary admission Wednesday evenings 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (does not include public program admission fees)