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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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Ellis Island has a audio tour to walk around inside the building where it explains who and why people were coming to America. You have great views of the New York Skyline from... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ellis Island has a audio tour to walk around inside the building where it explains who and why people were coming to America. You have great views of the New York Skyline from the Island. You ride on a boat from New Jersey or from New York to get to both islands for one price. The food in the cafe... More 

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Although our families came to America prior to the construction of Ellis Island in 1892 to process over twelve million people (primarily from Europe) prior to its closure in 1964, we were thrilled to walk its grounds and hall, and absorb its history through ranger talks, movies, and displays so thoughtfully crated. One can sense the fatigue and bewilderment of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids are teenagers and were not too interested. The older people in our party enjoyed Ellis Island more. It was fascinating to read all about the history of the immigrants that came through Ellis Island. The boat to get back to NYC was packed and the wait was long but it was the middle of summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is wonderful (allow more time than you think you should), but the Hard Hat Tour was even more so. Taking small groups to the areas of the island that are off-limits to casual visitors, you get to see buildings that have not been restored to their original condition, and hear stories from a knowledgeable tour guide along the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ellis Island and the museum was fabulous! We began the experience with the ferry ride from the end of Manhattan, past the Statue of Liberty and finally ending at Ellis Island. With people crowded in on the ferry and no one but us speaking English, I felt a little of what my grandparents must have felt when arriving in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ellis Island, where so many of our immigrant ancestors arrived to America is a wonderful place to see. It tells many stories, and just visiting once, twice or more will return you to their stories in almost "real life" ways. Have been here before and will undoubtedly return again to continue the revisiting the past.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a whole lot to see, but the place IS the history itself. Great pictures, nice and quiet place to take your time in.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was a pleasant surprise. I knew nothing about Ellis Island and the exhibits did very well in weaving together stories of America's population and of immigration. Parts of the exhibit made use of contributions from families of photos, keepsakes etc which gives it a very personal feel. The building has been restored authentically. Possibly my favourite museum I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is two floors and really good! I spent around 3h there just reading about everything and it was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this museum very informative, it´s a great place with a lot of interesting fact, also very interactive too so am sure one will learn a lot there! :)

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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