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“Not bad, but many sections closed due to Hurrican Sandy Damage”

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
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Ranked #54 of 1,120 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

This stop was included in the boat trip to the statue of Liberty. They museum has been updated significantly since the last time I was there, which was good. Unfortunately, many of the hallways / exhibits were closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. It was really windy and chilly the day we went, so didn't really get to walk around the grounds too much.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Museum is on the newer side and very nicely done. Not as many actual artifacts as I would have liked and tons of long descriptions on the graphics. Needed more photos and shorter explanations to keep the attention of kids. Make sure to to upstairs to the computer library to look up your own family records.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

I personally liked this place better than the statue of liberty sight.

Thank Monica H
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Immigration Museum was very humbling. It has been lovingly restored but the lines to get on the ferry and the lines to get back on the ferry can take several hours. The views of Manhatten are also breathtaking.

Thank Marysk
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The boat ride by the statue of liberty was worth it alone. It allows you to see NYC skyline from a wonderful perspective. However, the museum itself could be little better. It is a wonderful history lesson. As you walk through the complex you get to hear stories from people who came through there. Lots of fun primary source letters. It could be much improved if they had actual artifacts from 1800s (or at least more of them).
If you have a child that is studying US history - it is a great accompaniment to their coursework.

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