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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 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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You may want to use something for motion sickness before you visit. We arrived on Ellis Island & decided to have lunch there. They have a variety of sandwiches on the menu but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bloomington, Illinois
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You may want to use something for motion sickness before you visit. We arrived on Ellis Island & decided to have lunch there. They have a variety of sandwiches on the menu but be sure to check out the deli case prior to ordering in case you find something you prefer there. After lunch we saw they had a movie... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has a lot of history and is packed with foreign travelers. You will find all kinds of people here. Make sure to do a lot of reading before you go and to read all the captions while you are there. Take a lot of pictures.

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Middlezoy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived on a stormy day and were glad to get inside. Once in we were very disappointed we did not have enough time to really do it justice. Very pleasant staff who were very willing speak to visitors .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibit was wonderful. They have encased the posts that the people wrote on so to preserve it. Outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are the results of an immigrant; which mot of us are, this is a must see. I was not able to find my grandfather in there records, but the search was well worth the time. We are lucky they came AND survived the trials and tribulations America imposed.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepare to spend about 2 - 3 hours here including taking the pictures. Try the audio tour too to understand better about the history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of us are immigrants or related to immigrants. This museum has fantastic exhibits and sweeps you up in the drama and history of the immigration experience. You will come away touched and honored to be part of their experience and honored by their courage and sacrifice

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Minneola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very historical place and very informative, especially during these volatile times we are living in. A lot of information to see. We visited and were told that a lot of the documents have been removed because of storm Sandy flooded the Island. Hope we can return to see them one day. Very educational.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very historical site. I think it is a great place to bring your family. It's important to see how and why others came to America. It's a great history lesson for young and old.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 3 hours or so felt we could have spent more. There is so much information, if you read every little thing and listen to the audio tour it would take a week. I ended up returning the audio as it was overload trying to read all the displays and keep up with the recording. There were some exhibits... More 

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