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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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I wanted more time to look around, but we had only given ourselves an hour as heading off to the airport. There is so much to sea if you are in to history! I found people with my... read more

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted more time to look around, but we had only given ourselves an hour as heading off to the airport. There is so much to sea if you are in to history! I found people with my maiden name which is unusual and made me want to find out more about them. I never realised people had to stay... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most will go to Ellis Island as a side trip after seeing The Statue of Liberty, which is fine and understandable but it is a shame if one does not plan ahead for enough time to,experience this excellent museum regarding immigration, both the experience of coming through Ellis Island but so much more about the immigrant experience in America. Chronologically... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This American history that would be useful to remember as we deal with the 21st Century. The human expects of this place takes your breath away and the presentations are first class.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having a great-grandfather who most likely came to America from Essen through Ellis Island, I was eager to tour this iconic destination of the American journey for so many new citizens. It is indeed poignant to see the great halls and smaller side processing rooms and better understand the hopes, fears and exhaustion of those who went through them. But... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Immigrants Museum is a beautifully built & maintain monument cum museum of immigration. The ground floor have one round glove type display it takes just over 10 minutes if you wish to watch the total animation of the human history which starts from some millions of years back to today. The development of USA from 1700 onward is explained in... More 

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Holstebro, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a European it is very interesting to see how immigration worked at that time. Maybe you can even find a relatives name there.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Watch the video and review the brochure before you start your tour. It takes time to read all of the notes in the museum, but you will miss the impact of what your ancestors went thru to come to this great country if you don't.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never realized that Ellis Island is an immigration museum. I thought I would learn about the history of the island and what happened there. Nope. There was information about immigration to the United States starting with Christopher Columbus. The first floor is about immigration to the US and the second floor is more about the island itself. They still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to know this place because it's part history of USA. I am so glad we took the boat today so I have chance to visit Ellis island. You don't have to spend all day at this place at least you know the history of immigrant from all over the world before they entered USA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot by visiting the museum. Make sure you allow enough time to see it all, there is more to see than I had expected..

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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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