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Ellis Island

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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212 363 3206
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Description: Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing...
Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing point that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.
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The history of immigration to the United States

A short path that allows us to know as immigrants arrived in the United States in search of better opportunities from all over the world. These offices amounted to register more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A short path that allows us to know as immigrants arrived in the United States in search of better opportunities from all over the world. These offices amounted to register more than 17 million immigrants, being able to see the arrival of the first ancestors of the families in the US. Recommended also it can be visited on the same... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

there is a museum that captures the history of immigration to US. but instead of reading lots of text, i want to see artefacts - the kind of stuff people brought, the kind of clothes they were wearing, and their kids were wearing... how all this helped shape today's america. if i want to read about it, i am sure... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ellis Island, first stop for so many of the immigrants that came to this country. The main buildings have been restored and our in great shape. It is amazing that you can walk through the same hallways that millions have been through as their doorway to America! The pictures and murals are so good at depicting their hope while overcoming... More 

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Hampden, Maine
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't skip Ellis Island on our way back from the Statue of Liberty. Most people do, but the exhibits and personal testimony of immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and the historic structure itself, all make for a moving experience in immigration, US history and national identity.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Again a wonderful visit to Ellis Island. This is my third visit and again enjoyed the visit. Food options on the island were limited to a grill outside on the patio.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We only had an hour to spend at the Island. An hour is NOT enough time to scratch the surface of this story. You could easily spend hours at this museum. They tell the story of people coming to America since the new world was found, not just since the 1800's The story of immigration continues this day in America,... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Always an interesting place for me as my mom and her family came through Ellis duration immigration in the 1940s. Lots of great displays combined with audio bring it all to life along with many artifacts. Combined with the Statue of Liberty tour makes for a fascinating day

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was not sure what to expect here as the site re entry opened after hurricane sandy. The site in the south side is under construction but the main halls are open. It's amazing to read the stories and see the photos of what was her before and how people were handled. Spend most of your time upstairs in the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As part of my trip to Statue of Liberty island, I also visited Ellis Island, which gives an overview of the immigration history in 19th-20th century. Short video and displays provide a good background and what actually happened here. Budget at least 1 hour if you are interested in the subject.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A little disappointed. Not what I thought it was going to be. Just didnt get the feel of what it was like for immigrants who landed there.

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Additional Information about Ellis Island

Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212 363 3206
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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