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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: +1 212-363-3206
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Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing...

Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing point that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.

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Small Group Guided Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Pedestal Access plus Double-Decker Bus Tour

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The Past of Ellis Island

We enjoyed the boat trip to Ellis Island. They have renovated the entire place with photos and lots of history information for everyone to experience what was to be in that time... read more

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the boat trip to Ellis Island. They have renovated the entire place with photos and lots of history information for everyone to experience what was to be in that time in Ellis Island. Good to visit in the spring through fall.

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Garforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy this as part of the ticket for the Statue of Liberty. The audio guide was good but confusing at times, & the stories & facts were amazing. If you have US heritage, it would be worth spending time on the computer archives to check immigration details of your decendents. I would have lived to see more of the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ellis Island is a historic place with a main Immigration center of yesteryears. The old Immigration building is restored very well and converted into a Museum. This Museum creates a great interest among history buffs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a place to visit. The tour is a must as it explains everything in detail. Its such an interesting tour and makes you realise how hard it was for the immigrants. The ferry and tour is $18 each and is well worth it.

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Iquique, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A historycal site where youll learn about american history, awesome trip that everybody must do when you go to new york

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love history This is a must do trip. The buildings are beautiful and well kept, but the exhibition is interactive and well planned

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting statue of liberty we went to ellis island. History of this island and immigration area is extremely interesting and educational. You need at least 2-3 hours to absorb it all

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Sunrise, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its amazing to walk through the great hall knowing how many American families came through those doors. They have excellent displays of period medical devices, luggage and family treasures that were brought to start new lives in the USA.

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Fairfax, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We planned to visit the Statue of Liberty and decided to stop at Ellis Island because we were already there. Actually we should had planned it the other way around, so much to see in the museum and the movie with lots of information on immigrants from nationality, reasons for immigration, type of work they engaged in, etc. Really helps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was quite impressed with Ellis Island. Walked through unguided and took our time to read all about it in the different rooms. Worth the trip. I would highly recommend this.

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