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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-883-1986
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Island its self is really beautiful especially on a sunny day. The museum its self is massive and its easy to get lost. Really good information and artifacts are presented but lots of school groups can pass through making it loud and noisy meaning...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed the museum, however felt the room were very outdated, There should be tour guides teaching about the things. If not, allot of video would be nice going to each section. Sort of summary videos of what we are going to find. Folks can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend you start out with either a Ranger tour or watch the short movie in Theater 1. It gives you a great overview of the immigration process and orients you to the rest of what you will see. Give yourself time. If possible, book...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife's grandfather came to America through Ellis Island in 1909. It was a great place for her to visit and feel an connection to her grandfather.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum communicated the immigrant experience very well. Strolling about one can sense the spirit of the place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited for this part of our NYC visit, but it was not a great experience. We went through the NJ side, which is supposed to have less crowds. But the traffic is so bad, it took us an hour to drive 3.5...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is nicely done. The treasures of the past was perhaps my favourite part as it was quite personal. Exhibits are well put together.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to trace the aririval of my paternal grandparents and their children led to a surprisingly widespread hunt to determine where and when they arrived, a search that ended in failure. There is no record of them anywhere in the U.S. from 1902 onward.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was far and away the most fascinating and important place that I visited on my recent trip to New York. The Immigration Museum tells the tale of the millions - yes, millions - of people from all over the world who arrived here for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

American Museum of Immigration was a museum located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was dedicated on September 26, 1972 in a ceremony presided over by President of the United States Richard

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We went early on a Saturday morning in the fall. You could tell it was getting busiest throughout our time there. I think earlier is more important than what day. It is always busy but even with that I didn't feel... More
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I'm sorry. I just saw this. I bought my tickets a few days in advance during the off season, so it was pretty easy for me!
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