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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-883-1986
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A well laid out interesting museum. We really enjoyed our time here learning the history of Ellis Island and immigration. The audio guide was very informative and made navigating... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A well laid out interesting museum. We really enjoyed our time here learning the history of Ellis Island and immigration. The audio guide was very informative and made navigating the exhibition very smooth. Lots of interesting information so allow plenty of time.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the hard hat tour and it was so awesome. It was very informative, interesting and so much better then I ever expected. I loved it. I would go again and again. We got to see so many things noone else got to see and the grounds were great. I had a wonderful time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum tells the story of some 12 million people who came to America from 1892-1954. The site has been partially restored and the Museum itself is family-friendly with a 45 minute audio tour (available in several languages) and a special children's audio tour. There is walking involved but the site is accessible.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the NY Pass so used this to get our ferry tickets. There's so much to read and see at the museum, make sure you allocate plenty of time. We were in a bit of a rush to get to a tour so we didn't spend as much time here as we'd have liked.

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Potton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was lots to read in this museum, and some of it didn't make for easy reading as a Brit. Some really good historical information coupled with real stories. I can imagine if you are an American with a history of immigration this would have even more relevance and you can also do a search for your family info.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum shows you the journey people who came into America took to gain citizenship. Demonstrates the hardships that they endured and has recounts from people who experienced it. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend was mostly the reason we added this to our list of things to do while in NYC. His great grandfather came through ellis island alone when he was just 13 years old. Walking in the same steps that he had to go through to get into America was a very unique experience. We walked around for about 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of a week's stay in New York, as it was so interesting and extensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been wanting to do this hard hat tour for so long and it was definitely worth the wait. The docent Jim, who guided us around, was a wealth of information. One really got the sense of what it was like to land on Ellis Island in the earlier part of the century, and what prompted the masses of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful learning experience that is a must for history enthusiasts and avid learners alike.

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