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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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The boat trip out is always crowded - prebook your tickets. Unless you have booked to go into the Statue of Liberty, stay on and just enjoy the view and take your pictures. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The boat trip out is always crowded - prebook your tickets. Unless you have booked to go into the Statue of Liberty, stay on and just enjoy the view and take your pictures. This allows more time at Ellis Island which gives a fascinating insight into the experience of early immigrants who travelled 3rd class and steerage. (Ist & 2nd... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting Ellis Island as i am interested in history but was very disappointed. The museum still had lots of items missing due to 2012 storm and really is very old fashioned with posters on the wall mainly. Even the audio guide is average. National Parks generally does a great job- Alcatraz Island in San... More 

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Venlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a historic site. Some impressive photographs and stories. Very interesting to get some more background on this.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to the museum twice: once in 2008 and again in May of 2015. I was disappointed that the website didn't make it clear that many of the physical items, photos and other aspects of the exhibit were missing due to a lack of air conditioning in the building. Museum staff explained that this was due to the... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love history and had really looked forward to our visit to Ellis Island. Since Hurricane Sandy there has been a problem with the air conditioning/climate control in some of the exhibits so the artifacts have been removed from display. I was surprised that more than two years after the storm they would still be out of commission. The exhibits... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The material is very good but the layout is a bit confusing and some exhibits are still not available after the hurricane damage. The headsets are very good but the small rooms can become crowded making it difficult to read some of the material on display.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A lot a place to park. You take the boat and you have the magnificent view of mannatan. Wow!!! Then statue of liberty. You almost can hear the cry the separation the laugh in these wall. where people were waiting in line for and agent. You can feel history...history of new York and the United States. You have to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Age 25 and I found this place really interesting to go to. It shows you the history of how the U.S has so many different cultures within it and how the museum was once used as an immigration center. If your going to Lady Liberty do get off the boat at Ellis island and look around the museum.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This complex shows how many people where entering the US by the port of New York between first and second worldwar. It's amazing how good documented and pictured everything still is. The athmosphere when you are there is very "back in time" and you really feel it how that was back then when all this immigrants tried to enter the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ellis Island is a very interesting museum and sight. Like many, I have relatives who came through here, but I never realized how scary the experiences must have been. The museum has an excellent short film narrated by Gene Hackman that describes the immigrant experience, starting with the trip across the ocean in steerage. I recommend seeing this film at... More 

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