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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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Very interesting insight into the plight immgrants went through

I visited Ellis Island back in 09 and loved the history of the place. Though we had a long wait to get to the island at the time, it was well worth it and so interesting seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I visited Ellis Island back in 09 and loved the history of the place. Though we had a long wait to get to the island at the time, it was well worth it and so interesting seeing all the historic items that were left there and what the immgrants had to go through tjust to get into the country. Certainly... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were determined to visit Ellis Island during this NYC trip and did so. The security process is pretty long (understandable) and the boat ride over was fine. The ferry service website is needlessly confusing, particularly in that it's FAQ mention a much earlier closing time than the reality. There is mention of having to choose whether to visit Liberty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

See and feel what thousand of immigrants saw and felt before...make your way in their footsteps through the long hallway with an audio guided tour without gettin bored

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ellis Island gives you an understanding on have it was to travel to the us back in the days of immigration from Europe. Somehow the flight to the US the lines at the airport immigration, sees to be nothing.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Ellis Island Museum had a ton of information - well-composed exhibit panels, and lots of historical texts and spaces. The Museum also did a pretty good job balancing the power and pride of America-as-a-refuge with the regretable nationalism and racism intertwined with this. I spent a couple hours here and would like to go back - lots more to... More 

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited Ellis Island for the first time last week and we enjoyed our time there. I wish we had had more time to spend because I wanted to do the hard hat tour which gives you a tour of the hospital. If you like history and are interested in learning about immigration history of the US, then this is... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Immigration museum was a must see during my trip to the NYC. I booked the tickets to the ferry in advanced online. It was a nice move as it saves a lot of time, as we could walk through the fast lane. price for the audio guide is included in the ferry ticket price (18$ - ferry to the Liberty... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The better part of the statue of island and ellis island tour, so make sure to leave plenty of time, at least 2-3 hours. When I last visited in January 2015 many of the artifacts were still being stored off site because Hurricane Sandy had knocked out the museum's climate control. Still worth visiting, but can't wait to see all... More 

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've been reading some of the reviews about Ellis Island. One moron wrote, "it's old and boring". Um, yes, Ellis Island is old. And if you don't like history, then Ellis Island is probably not for you. I'm not a big museum guy, but I found Ellis Island to be quite fascinating. No, it's not multi-media and high tech, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Its a great historical landmark to visit specially if your a fan of the paranormal or just like spooky places. When there on a wet November day with some friends and just imagining the people back then traveling in this kind of weather transported me back in time...

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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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