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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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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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Hard Hat Tour

We have done many tours in NYC, the Hard Hat tour is probably the best. The guide, Pat, was very knowledgable and gave real insight into the island's history. This tour takes you... read more

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have done many tours in NYC, the Hard Hat tour is probably the best. The guide, Pat, was very knowledgable and gave real insight into the island's history. This tour takes you into buildings and areas that are not accessible unless tickets are purchased for this tour, well worth the money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time here, first with my daughter....Definelty do the audio tour, which is approx. 45 min....Also has two additional tours....which are very interesting. Make sure you plan on taking a break, eating lunch or a snack to soak up the view of the Statue of Liberty and NYC making your experience more memorable.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this as part of a package by ferry to Statue of Liberty then Ellis Island. An audio headset enabled us to tour the building at leisure. It was very interesting to learn about the island's history of which I knew very little. There were photographs and recordings of some of the immigrants together with their histories. We visited... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommended.The boat trip to get there is worth it in itself for the fantastic views & the museum is fascinating. It's easy to navigate the exhibits yourself with the audio guide & make sure you look at the names carved on the walls in the gardens.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Ellis Island on a cold, snowy day in February. Arrived around 10:45am on the ferry from Battery Park. Most of the people on the ferry got off on Liberty Island, leaving a handful of us to descend upon Ellis Island. It was really nice to have the opportunity to peruse the exhibits nearly alone! I began with a... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was amazing to walk in the steps of immigrants who had to go through so much and pack into the halls with people from other cultures who were all after the same American dream. As a Welshman it was great to see this island named after a Welshman. There's a lot to see here...we were there for around two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

really enjoyed our trip here and found it very informative. We had purchased a New York City Pass which meant we obtained free access to the ferry over and entrance to the museum.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Creating a museum dedicated to Immigration as the main topic is already a bold move. Three main sections / exhibitions that takes your through the times of the 'peopling' of North America is interesting for the history lovers. From the 'Foundind Father's' time to the modern exodus this museum reveals very touching human stories. It's well worthy and it is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We landed here after visiting the Statue of Liberty. Brilliant visit, nice self service restaurant. The visit is so interesting I wish I had relatives who had passed through here. Highly recommend this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must to take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Only wish we had booked tickets to go up her. A lovely sight to see. Then you can get off on Ellis Island and visit the imagration museum.

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