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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212 363 3206
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Best part of our trip to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

I really liked Ellis Island and the museum there. It was my favorite part of our ferry trip to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We bought advance tickets to go inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I really liked Ellis Island and the museum there. It was my favorite part of our ferry trip to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We bought advance tickets to go inside the Statue of Liberty (as you've doubtless read, you need to book these quite far in advance. 6 months is not too soon) and left early... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ellis Island is a bit overwhelming. I imagine for people who immigrated it was even more so. You walk through the doors and are not quite sure where to start. The audio tours are a good bet, as they walk you through the different areas of the main building. There are different sections that "discuss" and portray different aspects of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful building with some very interesting history and a REALLY good gift shop but if you're in a rush then just go straight onto Liberty Island

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Gatesville, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Liked the exhibits and processing hall which gave me a perspective on how it may have been for the immigrants who came through these rooms. At times it must have been terrifying as families were separated as each person was inspected, questioned, and processed for their mental capacity, health, monetary support, and possible criminal backgrounds. Some had to wait in... More 

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Crossett
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a well done museum depicting in great detail the story of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island. it is not all a pretty story. The presentation makes the characters come to life. if you are a true genealogist, you can do research here. The ferry ride here is a comfortable trip. This is a place where you can spend... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can have a look to all the information when NYC was born, about the people arriving there and in which conditions... also you can check if you have familiars that arrived to Ellis Island. All of this stuff makes this place a reallly interesting visit to discover NY

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Bath, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not an easy place for active early adolescents. They walked through pretty quickly, even though they had quite a bit of background knowledge. The photography and information were well done. However, I didn't really get the feeling that I knew what it might have been like to be there. Please note: it's $8 to look up names in the database.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Hurry, do not spend time visiting. You may visited if you are interested in the details of the American History and the early waves of immigrants.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a lot of history and was informative. It meant more to my friend who had family come through Ellis Island.

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully surprised by Ellis Island. We definitely will go back and spend the day. Unfortunately the artifacts were still in storage after the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. Still impressive though. Make sure to get the audio tour. Makes you appreciate what our ancestors went through to come to America!

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Additional Information about Ellis Island

Address: 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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