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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
212-883-1986
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Ranked #148 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I did not expect that I would be blown away with the history of this place. We thought that we will spend there 1h max but in the end we were there 3h. In some rooms there are missing pictures and exhibition items. Here the audio tour is better then at The Statue of Liberty.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You get tickets from an office in Battery Park ($18 for Ellis island and Statue of Liberty) and then get on a ferry which brings you to the Statue of Liberty and then on to Ellis Island. We weren't bothered to see the Statue so we stayed on the ferry and continued on to Ellis island (from originally boarding to... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is definitely the place to go in your 1st 1-2 days in NYC . Gives a great overview of the immigration that took place to make America what it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One cannot imagine the full extent of the life changing operation that was the immigration process. Seeing all the exhibits and reading all the history throughout the multitude of rooms and exhibits is an educational experience that all should witness. It truly gives you and expanded awareness and appreciation of the trials and tribulations of those that were destined to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This museum is very well done and quite interactive. We learnt a lot about the immigration into NY by walking through the different areas each dedicated to another part of the immigration process. At one point you really feel what it was like to be an early immigrant. Outside there is a wall inscribed with everyone's names who arrived in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You can go here on the same day as Statue of Liberty and it's really interesting. You learn about the lives of so many people, including both voluntary and involuntary immigrants to the USA. The Museum is really well done and it's worth getting the self-tour guide aka the headphones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited Ellis Island and found the museum there just so informative. I had no idea of this part of the history of the USA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our group had an excellent time reviewing and finding information on our ancestors. It was a moving experience to see and hear how they traveled, the hardships they endured and the determination to start a new life. We had excellent weather in August, not too hot or windy and no rain. We stayed in NJ at a vacation rental by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have family that came through Ellis Island and I didn't think it would affect me but it was quite emotional. Loved walking around and seeing all the rooms and items that are archived there. It made me realize how hard coming to a new land must of been - they didn't speak English, hardly had any money, didn't know... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A must see for anyone. See how our forefathers came to this country and what they endured to get here. Take the time to read and listen in each room.

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