1876 Synagogue Tour
In observance of Thanksgiving, our office and museum will be closed Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29.
Take a guided tour of our historic synagogue building -- built in 1876. Sit in an original pew and hear what life was like for the 38 immigrant families who built the first synagogue in Washington, D.C. Learn about the physical changes to the building -- both inside and out -- and the move of the building that forever changed its future and secured its place in our nation's capital. No one could have guess it'd have to move again!
Tour duration: About 30 minutes
Suggested donation: $3/person
Tours are given by advance reservation only -- Tuesday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
* Are you with a school or other group of students?
Review our education opportunities.
- The tour takes place in the second-story sanctuary. Due to the age of the building, this space is accessible only via staircase. At this time, we are unable to accommodate visitors who cannot climb the stairs.
- No food or drink except for water is allowed in our historic building.