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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-883-1986
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My wife and I took the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty and as part of the cruise a stop off at Ellis Island was included. We wasn't going to bother stopping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty and as part of the cruise a stop off at Ellis Island was included. We wasn't going to bother stopping off but I'm glad we did. It was very interesting and gave you an historical explanation of how the USA has become what it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fascinating and totally worth the long wait! Step back into history and experience the stories of those who came to the U.S. Via the fabled Ellis Island.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had fun, although we were a bit disappointed in the museum. After Hurricane Sandy, they moved out the artifacts, so what's left is educational text and pictures, which you could more easily read online without the long wait in the hot sun for the ferry ride. It's been a while since the hurricane, but I guess they just don't... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This a great place to go and teach your children about why we should accept differences. The museum is wordy. The artifacts were pulled. There are great "kid zone" readers through out the museum.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ellis island has been renovated and repaired since hurricane Sandy did so much damage exhibits were new and informative. The best thing was that you were able to use the computer to look up an elders arrival. Pretty neat place to visit . On the boat ride over , the seas in the harbor were very rough and choppy. The... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this guided tour of the crumbling buildings of Ellis Island. Our guide, David P. was incredibly knowledgeable and answered our many questions as he led us on this several hour tour of the laundry, morgue, wards, hospital and assorted areas of Ellis. To be able to see the back buildings where my ancestors came through was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I wish we would have reviewed feedback before going here. Unfortunately, little to no artifacts are on display. Mostly photographs on display, but, the artifacts would have been so much better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The ferries out of Manhattan provide a wonderful view of the city, and the trip to Ellis Island lets one get an excellent view of the Statue of Liberty from the water as early immigrants would have. But the Ellis Island exhibits lack some 3dimensional reality that one sees when visiting many museums. The place was huge and with cold... More 

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Burin, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really enjoyed exploring the old hospital, as a healthcare professional I found it very interesting. The tour guide was very friendly and didn't rush us. We were late due to the ferry and I was sure we would miss out on the tour, however the guide let us join the later tour. Very accommodating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family came through Ellis Island and this visit was a long awaited one. I felt as if I was following in my families footsteps and there was a sense of completeness. One disappointment was that many of the artifacts were not on display and they are awaiting a new climate controlled display area.

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-883-1986
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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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