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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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Artifacts moved offsite

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the building lost their climate control feature and moved mostly all of their artifacts to a different location (not viewable to the public). I still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the building lost their climate control feature and moved mostly all of their artifacts to a different location (not viewable to the public). I still enjoyed visiting the museum and have no regrets about going-just touring through the building with the audio headsets they provided (included in my fee) was awesome. Great experience that everyone, especially... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I rated this a 2, because a majority of the exhibits were missing the artifacts due to the flooding damage they had in 2012 from Hurricane Sandy (2YEARS AGO!) They are operating on temporary heat however it does not control humidity so they removed and stored ALL of the artifacts to protect them. I went January 2015 and also did... More 

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Amarillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The most amazing tour is the hard hat tour of the restoration of Ellis Island's hospital areas where the immigrants were kept while being treated for medical conditions to determine whether they would be released as new American citizens or, in surprisingly low numbers, would have to return to their original homeland. Our tour director was the woman who developed... More 

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Asperen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Interesting in serveral aspects. The architecture, the atmosphere, the location and the history. Worthwhile in combination with a trip to the island with the statue of liberty. Beware that the island closes early. Last boat from the island back is around 17.00 h. In winter time it is nice to see the Manhatten skyline in daylight while goiing to the... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect to be honest, but wow! I spent over 3 hours here, there was just so much info and so many exhibits to see - including original photography images documenting 'how the other half lives' Would deffo recommend a ranger tour for more info and you even get to see some out of bounds bits!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As someone who loves him story, I get very excited seeing how people lived in the past. I found the path immigrants went through to get to the US interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was our 3rd trip to NYC, but we hadn't been able to secure tickets until this time. At the time of writing this review, not all museum artifacts are on display at the museum. Due to issues with the climate control since Hurricane Sandy hit a few years back, the curators had to remove many of the items. I'm... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We didn't have presale tickets for the tour and took a chance going down to the waterfront to see how crazy it would be in August! Got there about 11 AM. The first thing not to do, is buy overpriced tickets from the Hacks out front that pretend to work for the city. They scare you into thinking you won't... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited NY over the Christmas period and stopped on Ellis Island when we we're visiting the Statue of Liberty. The museum itself, if you're interested, is very informative. We received free head sets with our New York Pass so there was also the option to listen to that when walking around. The museum still isn't fully operational since hurricane... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went to Stautue of Liberty on a ferry, got back on ferry few hours later think we were heading back to Battery Park. I had no idea our $18 ticket to the statue also included tour of Ellis Island...even more interesting, My father called as we were heading over. I told him we were going to Ellis Island, apparently... More 

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