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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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Bring a lot of kleenex, cameras and paper & pencil (to trace) plaques for families. The immense undertaking of such a Historical Museum is awestruck! This is a MUST if you ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you have a packed trip, you can skip this. Take the ferry there, listen in on audio tour while looking at pictures. Things repeat.

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KIrkland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Bring a lot of kleenex, cameras and paper & pencil (to trace) plaques for families. The immense undertaking of such a Historical Museum is awestruck! This is a MUST if you ever go to New York City, you will leave with a different attitude of what once was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Smaller than I would have expected for such an important place of immigration for many millions of people but still holds on to the eerie and somewhat unnerving feeling they must have been experiencing at the time.

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Ladson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Ellis Island brought my entire family to tears. From finding my great-grandfather's name on the wall, to getting a true feel by going room to room, following our ancestors' footsteps, using the audio tour and watching the video at the end. We spent over 3 hours here. Even my 7yo was amazed and awed. I hate that some of the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Somewhere I had wanted to visit for a long time and it did not disappoint. Fabulous building and a fascinating museum. The boat service works well, but do go early as it gets busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went to Ellis Island after visiting the Statue of Liberty. I love how well the stories have been preserved and documented for people to read and imagine what it could have been like back then. The hope, the fears, the sheer magnitude of what was going on there ... it's quite emotional even for me who has no link... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Went to see Ellis island after visiting the statue of liberity.The museum was interesting if you enjoy history.Take the free walking tour to get the most of your experience.We paid 18dollars for the cruise to liberity and Ellis Island.We took a picnic lunch as heard really bad reviews about the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Glad we did the Ellis Island and Statue combo ferry. Enjoyed the knowledgeable rangers who give guided tours. This is a national park so there are things to see and with the audio tour that is part of ticket it is very informative. An experience that glad we made the effort.

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Moseley, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My son did a history project on Ellis Island last year. It was good for him to go and visit what he wrote about. This was an interesting stop and enjoyed by all 6 of us that attended.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This museum was extremely good and very good value for money. I recommend taking the free audio guide and using that to guide you around. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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