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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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Ellis Island - A Must See While in New York

Ellis Island is an incredible learning experience. You see first hand the exact view of New York Harbor millions of immigrants saw as they arrived from across Europe. You walk the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Ellis Island is an incredible learning experience. You see first hand the exact view of New York Harbor millions of immigrants saw as they arrived from across Europe. You walk the same hallways, and sit in the same waiting area as our relatives. The 30 minute movie narrated by actual immigrants about their own experiences is heartbreaking. You will need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Except for the outside appearance, there is not much to see inside the museum as far as the original artifacts. Most of the display includes pictures and modern posters. Most of the building was closed off to the visitors ?? Still, a place worth visiting if your ancestors came through it ...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Empty buildings and of intrest to Americans only I would imagine. There are lot's of places to visit so don't waste your time here like I did.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If your ancestors came through here you really must see it. If they did not you will still be amazed at this place its history and the sheer magnitude of how many people entered the USA to stake claim to the American Dream through this one amazing island.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

beautiful buildings and enough room to move about, food was a bit expensive so best to take your own. Great views of Manhattan

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I went to look for information about my family history. I found that and so much more! The exhibits are wonderful with lots of primary sources: photos, quotes, artifacts about the thousands and thousands of brave people who made their way to the United States through this portal. It was very touching to walk in the very halls my grandparents... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great historic value to anyone who had relatives that came here. Beautifully kept building. Didn't really care for the self-audio tour, it was hard to find the numbers that corresponded to what area you were currently in. Ferry ride was quick from Liberty State Park, easy drive and plenty of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As part of our tour of Statue of Liberty Island we toured Ellis Island and as a former history teacher I found it especially moving. The short movie on the main floor should definitely be seen before you do the tour. Did find the audio guide numbering very confusing by times so didn't use it as much as we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Combine the two trips a very informative history lesson of the immigration of many different nationalities who travelled to America for a better life. The audio tour is great giving an in site into the immigrants arrival and processing from the great hall.The place is vast so allow plenty of time to take it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This tour was great! Perfect way to understand what people went thru. Felt perfectly safe throughout the tour, hard hat was only a precaution. Andy our tour guide was a fountain of knowledge and had a genuine enthusiasm in sharing the history and stories. The 'JR' artwork complemented the buildings perfectly and put the people back in to them. Would... More 

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-883-1986
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City

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