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We had tickets to embark on the Jersey side at 10 am. We arrived a little before 9 and that gave us enough time to pick up tickets at will call, use the loo, go through security, and line up before the masses. (Most people...More
If you have ancestors that came to New York on a ship and came through Ellis Island then you will definitely want to do research on them. Of course you don't have to go to New York to do this type of research but nothing...More
My friend and I went out to Ellis Island on the ferry on a coldish late October day. We boarded the laar ferry heading out to the Island. We had to wait awhile in line to buy the tickets for the ferry and then wait...More
Really enjoyed this stop off after Statue of Liberty. A short bit trip from Battery Park gets you to Liberty and Ellis Islands.
On Ellis Island is the Immigration Museum. Sounds a bit odd perhaps but it is a very interesting insight into the history...More
Highly recommend using the audio tour when you go for most tickets it is included with the price for the ferry you take over to Ellis Island. Just be sure to select it. I enjoyed being able to listen as I walked through everything it...More
Did Ellis island as part of Statue of Liberty trip.
Enjoyed the ferry trip itself and the statue but I wouldn’t do the island just for itself.
However it was interesting enough to spend the time between ferries and we enjoyed particularly the history of...More
The museum and building are very interesting, would recommend getting the headset at the beginning as the tour is fascinating. The headset tour takes you through the museum as if you were an immigrant which is interesting.
Wow, we could have spent all day, if we’d listened to all the audio (everyone gets a headset) and seen all the museums. Amazing how the immigration process worked. Thankfully the building was renovated so we can learn about our history.
We will be in NYC on July 24th. I read that the Statue will reopen on July 4th. I also read that to go inside the statue, museums etc folks need to order tickets in advance. When I looked on the website I only found information about the ferry service but not about tours etc. We are also interested in Ellis Island but from the sounds of it, that is still closed. I would appreciate any information and advice about tickets, tours etc. We are a family of 4, two adults and two teens. Thanks!
April 21, 2013|
You just have to keep checking their website as they haven't yet announced when the tickets are going on sale. Here's a similar question and at that time their Facebook page said that they anticipated that the tickets would go on sale mid-April. So, it could be any day now. tripadvisor.com/…48442153
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Cant believe its been a year since Sandy!!! (5 Replies)
Has NYC fully recovered? Seen another thread saying Ellis island is due to open tomorrow, thats good to read. This time (exact to the sunday afternoon) we were flying into JFK to a closing down subway system and watching everything close in front of our eyes :( So has everything re-opened now? Would love to come back one day and see NYC how it should be seen. Ironically we decided to stay at home this October and visit family on the south west coast of the UK, we are due to have a...More
October 27, 2013|
Ellis island will reopen but a lot of the archives is still in storage somewhere while they figure out to make the site safe from future storm damage. South Street Seaport is only partially recovered. The most severely-damaged areas in the Rockaways are still not rebuilt. I was walking around the financial district a few weeks ago and noticed that there is still one of the giant generator trucks that had been brought in for the buildings that didn't have power, so I guess there's still...More
CityPass vs NYpass is it worth ? (4 Replies)
Hi all I have almost 6 days to "kill" with my 13y kid in NY the places i would like to visit are : 1.The Empire State Building Or the TOP OF THE ROCK 2..Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island . 3.Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 4.Madison Square Garden. 5. Grand Central Terminal and for me i like to eat local food , and i saw there are allot of food tours . so my question is it worth buying one of the NY tickets ? casue i saw there is allot of diffrence between them in money...More
August 15, 2017|
No - you do NOT want these either of these passes. While they may save a little money they waste a lot of time and insome cases prevent you from getting to the parts of the sights you want. For SoL you must get tickets direct from the official site - statuecruises.com - online far in advance. Crown tickets sell out at least 3 months in advance and Pedestal/Museum tickets sell out at least 3 weeks in advance. there is no pass that can get you these tickets. (You can trade the pass for a...More