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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
From $18.50*
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At a time when America is so polarized on immigration, this is a reminder of who we were that made us great; why everyone wanted to come, most of them poor and just looking for a better life. The result became the greatest country in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect when visiting but felt it just dropped short. It seems that they have a lot of space and not much to fill it. Don't get me wrong the place is steep in history and there are plenty to tell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The next stop from having visited the Statue of Liberty, but well worth the visit on it's own. Very interesting exhibits and great audio guide, so don't just go past it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simonannitsford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Ellis Island 3 times over the past 25 years and it is still a very haunting and memorable place. This time we caught the 30 minute film that gives an overview of the immigrants and role of Ellis Island, with first person testimony...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth1807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ellis Island on a cold day in January, and felt the weather really helped me into the mind space as to how immigrants felt on arrival into the City of their dreams! Some other reviews I read said that there wasn't much to see,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandie Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum will make you travel with your mind to some eras some people try to omit from our history! it is well worth going to and spending some good time in especially if you are fascinated with history and with the lives of those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amal-Elyahyaoui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the stories shared in the audio guide, it was extremely interesting. Not just factual, but personal stories and testimonies. That being, there's nothing much to see in the rooms and no benches to seat while listening to it. You might as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kamil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the hard hat tour , The tour itself is pricey but I enjoyed iot and the money goes to preserving this piece of history. Fascinating place and I cant understand all the naysayers on here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jamieeastlondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic museum well worth doing. Many people stayed on the boat after the Statue of Liberty and didn’t bother. I’m glad I wasn’t one of them. It is a beautiful museum with some great history to understand. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elliott-rae86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised how moved I was at times going through this place. The immigrant experience touches everyone in this country. It has often been an issue of hot debate. The precarious lives of so many who fought so hard and risked so much to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Norman S
December 3, 2018|
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Response from jeanh932 | Reviewed this property |
You can book the hard hat your through the statue of liberty, national parks, website. It is where you buy the ferry ticket also. If you want to stay at a hotel in the city but not too busy, I've found staying between... More
January 26, 2018|
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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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September 4, 2017|
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