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“Touches Almost All of Us”

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
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New York City, New York
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“Touches Almost All of Us”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Well, you might visit thinking it will be interesting and educational, and of course it is, but oh so much more. If you don't shed at least a few tears you should schedule an immediate visit with your cardiologist. All of the touching memories that have been so generously donated tell the story of dreams that built this country. It is a story that is unique to this city and this country. You can almost hear the voices long gone as you roam the halls. Whether you are from The States or elsewhere, remeber ancestors who may have come thru these gates.

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“Little interest to non-Americans.”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The second stop of the boat to visit the statue of liberty is at Ellis Island. There is a museum about immigrants in America. It really is not very interesting for foreigners. If you have ancestors who emigrated to America can be cool seek your grandparents. Just get off in the island if you have spare time.

Visited June 2012
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“find your ancestors”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Besides it being beautiful, the research will humble you. They did so much to get us here. I would be stuck marrying my cousins in some hillbilly town.

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“The experience”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great experience! after taking the ferry from the statue of liberty to ellis island I feel as though I was taking the journey of my family it gives a different meaning than just reading it in text book

Visited March 2012
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“Fascinating museum”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I went to this museum with friends in October. We thought we knew a fair bit about the process that immigrants faced when they first arrived in NY but we really had no idea. This museum provided a fascinating overview of what they went through. The interactive rooms were also really interesting.
The only downside was the ferry out there. We managed to get tickets that same morning, but didn't realise we then had to queue for well over an hour to get on the ferry. If anyone is thinking of going, try and book tickets in advance.

Visited October 2012
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