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Ellis Island

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
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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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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived very early to the island---which I suggest because there were only about 15 other people in the facility at 8:45 AM. It was wonderful and very interesting. We really enjoyed walking the same footsteps as a few of our relatives had done a...More

Thank Chicagofamily484
Reviewed 4 days ago

If a person has family members (parents, etc.) that came to America and immigrated thru Ellis Island, you want to visit this landmark. Do a search on your family member and buy a copy of their manifest. Well worth the money for the history.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent value for money, interactive and informative. Fascinating glimpse of America’s immigrant origins and what a great legacy for everyone. Absolutely recommend everyone to visit Ellis Island.

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are a must see for all Americans. My wife and I opted for the "Hard Hat Tour" which proved to be worth every penny. This gives you a behind scenes tour of the hospital. Our guide was informative...More

Thank JFK49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ellis Island was part of the Liberty island tour and very interesting it was.Over 12 million immigrants passed through here (in 60 years) hoping for a better life obviously some disappointed through medical issues etc.Great displays and photographs of what people had to go through...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to kill a few hours and learn about immigration. Great job putting the place back together almost 30 years ago. if you go to the statue visit Ellis Island it is well worth it.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fascinating historical record of the immigration into the USA and how these new arrivals were processed on arrival to their new country. One of the reasons we were there was to look for records of a relative that emigrated early in the...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place will always be a vivid reminder of all of he different types of people that make up the USA. Very interesting and we'll worth he effort to visit

Thank Trip_Fan_80
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a most informative and delightful experience. One can gain insights and understanding about immigration to the US by reviewing the many displays, photographs, and documents that give a feel for what immigrants went through on their way to a better life in America.

Thank skhauser
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is such a great piece of American history. It makes you appreciate all that we have being several generations removed from early immigrants. We learned so much and were amazed at all the immigrants went through just for a better opportunity.

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Ray W
August 5, 2018|
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Response from KBHWrexham | Reviewed this property |
I think it would have to be a very quick visit as you need to check in for the hard hat tour.
Sandy F
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
I went to the National Park Servive website and then Statue Cruises
Bonnie M
July 16, 2018|
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Response from sonja p | Reviewed this property |
Hello, First of all make a reservation up front and explain you want to visit this all. Guided tours are possible. Take the boat as early as possible (otherwise several hurs queing to take the boat) Plenty of time to look up... More
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