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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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We did this as part of Statue of Liberty tour and really enjoyed it, saw a really interesting movie there and could've have spent much longer if we hadn't been rushing back to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We did this as part of Statue of Liberty tour and really enjoyed it, saw a really interesting movie there and could've have spent much longer if we hadn't been rushing back to a Broadway show

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Was really looking forward to visiting..it's still worth going for the views..and it's included with the statue of liberty's trip on the boat...but after hurricane Sandy artefacts were damaged and everything ..everything has been removed and the building doesn't evoke much of its past.(lots of posters and info but not very imaginative)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Did a Statue of Liberty and Ellis island museum tour together as part of the City Pass attractions and it is well worth it. The museum gives great insight into the extent of USA immigration from the late 1800's to when processing stopped there in @ 1950's I think. You really get a feel of the plight of many immigrants,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Beware if you arrive after 2pm you have to choose to visit either Ellis Island OR the Statue of Liberty not both. However, they still charge the full $18! I found the museum interesting but not great. Lovely views and photos of the statue of liberty on the way out though. Very very crowded boats, can't imagine what they must... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The museum was very interesting, the audio tour was excellent. Really good way to spend an hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As an American I feel it is necessary to make a pilgrimage to Ellis Island. So many of our ancestors came ashore seeking a better life. It was wonderful to walk in their shoes for a bit. For $18 you catch a ferry boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Very affordable. The museum takes a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved our visit! We immediately went to the information booth. The ladies there were so very helpful in helping us locate the computers where we looked up my husband's great grandparents. We found them in the computers and on the wall of fame outside, which was such a terrific experience. A walk through the museum is definitely worth the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Although I have no ancestors that went through this, it is still a very interesting museum to attend. Unfortunately when I visited a lot of the things to see upstairs are still in storage, but still worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're interested in social history then you must visit this museum. It's packed with information about people travelling to America to start a new and better life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was an experience visiting here, a very eerie presence in the whole of this museum, such a shame that you couldn't visit the other building around the Island, all locked up but looks like they are used for .........What, who and why is questions we ask and others who we could hear when we walked about the museum and on... More 

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