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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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Fascinating immigration history told by enthusiastic guides

The Immigration Museum on Ellis Island was one of the most interesting attractions in New York for me. The museum rangers are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and are great at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Immigration Museum on Ellis Island was one of the most interesting attractions in New York for me. The museum rangers are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and are great at telling the fascinating stories of both individual immigrants and immigration procedures of the early 1900s. Well worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A place I always wanted to see and tagged it onto the Statue of Liberty tour as the ferry stops here on the way back to the Battery. They have done a great job in restoring the buildings as you will see from photographs in the exhibits, Ellis Island was abandoned for years after it fell into disuse. Great atmosphere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for the history that's behind it. It's a must see with the artifacts that tell the story of those that came with nothing and built their lives in the early 20th century.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This amazing place tells the story of the immigration to America. Storm damage from Sandy means that not all of the exhibits are currently on display but this doesn't detract from the overall experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Brief stop here after we explored Statue of Liberty. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Ellis Island with our children ages 8 and 10, and we were all in awe of the experience. We used the ferry system over from the NJ side and made an afternoon of it. There is a nice museum on the ground floor that highlights the origins of most Americans. It truly was an amazing experience. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were there on a rainy day. Well done museum which takes you thru the process. We were most interested in the medical aspects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I think Ellis Island is the more important part of any Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ticket. I had to search for the exhibits about Ellis Island - did not like the other fluff - but when you find it it's impressive. I was stunned to learn Ellis Island was hurt badly by hurricane Sandy. There is an exhibit dedicated to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great historical tour. If you do not have greater empathy for migrants after visiting this place you are well along the Asperger's spectrum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Omg!!! America is really a wow but coming over there for settling is really a tough process. In ellis island you can see the big hall, the pictures and the procedures of the immigration process that was done during the 1900s. You can take an audio tour if you prefer. The building where the people who travelled from various countries... More 

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