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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: +1 212-883-1986
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Very historic. To see where our ancestors entered into this country, to me is overwhelming! ANd to see the Statue of Liberty - breathtaking!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very historic. To see where our ancestors entered into this country, to me is overwhelming! ANd to see the Statue of Liberty - breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrive early and plan on at least a half day each if you are stopping at the Statue of Liberty. Lots of information to absorb and the museum has a certain bustle so you could imagine landing here as an immigrant.Don't miss out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this on the way back from seeing the Statue of Liberty and it was really interesting place to visit. To see the history of the immigrant story was great and interesting to compare it to what is happening now with attitudes to immigration...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not willing to visit here, actually I came here incidentally. Because I took mistake about ferry station where I should get off. If you want to come back to Manhattan immediately after seeing Liberty of Statue. Please note!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had purchased 2 tickets for the 11 o'clock tour and were instructed to arrive 1 hour before.Unfortunately the ferry ride took over 1 hour only to arrive 5 minutes late and that the next tour wouldn't be until 12:30.The tour was 90 minutes and we had commitments at 3 so it wouldn't work.Their agent was useless and basically said... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take a ferry to Statue of Liberty, it continues to Ellis island. I recommend to check the museum and to reserve some time to see it. People may usually think that the statue of Liberty is THE thing to see but this museum takes a lot more time to see than just walking around the statue of liberty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached there by the Statue Cruise. The cruise first dropped us at the Ellis Island, where this museum is located. The museum gives the history of immigrants mostly from Europe who settled in USA. An interesting museum for history lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this the same day as Liberty Island. The exhibits (many of which were interactive) were very interesting in illuminating what an immigrant first experienced when coming to America and what the experience is like today. We were here for about 3 hours and could have easily been here for twice that long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a place that needs to be seen. If you had any questions about where and how your family got here this is the place to visit. It can be a little depressing but it is an education.,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Former history teacher here took my 13 year old daughter for a field trip. Excellent information and exhibits. Much more eye opening that reading about it in a book or even video.

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