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Ellis Island: Tours & Tickets

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Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing point that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.
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My second trip to Ellis Island. Both sets of my grandparents came through Ellis Island from Poland and Slovenia and this was another chance to honor their voyages. This time we took the escorted hardhat tour (at an extra cost) through the unrestored hospital facilities,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TweetyLover
Reviewed 5 days ago

Try and pick a nice day that's all really nice great way to see lower Manhattan without being in the city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a combo Liberty/Ellis guided cruise tour. I wasn't enthralled about Ellis because my family came to America in the 1600's and 1700's. Nonetheless, it was fascinating to hear about the process of coming to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PNWTravellinMan
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I recently completed a 9-night cruise to celebrate our upcoming 40th anniversary, which left out of Cape Liberty, NJ. We decided to leave a day earlier so we could tour Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Having ancestors who came to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unless you’re that unique person who can trace their ancestry back to the year dot and the family has never chosen or been required to relocate you should see this place

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rstock555
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made another trip over to Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island last week. It did not disappoint! Ellis Island is an utterly fascinating look back at American immigration. It is an absolute bargain, too, at about USD 20 per person for the day. Book...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank arab_joe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Ellis Island, not only is a learning experience of how the USA was founded and how cultures had to adapt to each other. But we happily learned some family history, not only you can find records of your ancestors,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VioLoves2Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Statue of Liberty previously so decided to take the hard hat tour on this visit. We booked security screening for 12noon with the tour to start on 1:30. I was surprised but it did take 90 mins to get through security...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maud180291
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. Would recommend it to everybody. Great learning experience. Very well done and the area is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JamesHungrywolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit, lots to see in the museum and surrounding area, remember to use the audio guides which are provided free of charge. Easy to get to.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Hayley1607
October 10, 2019|
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Response from Baldmeateater | Reviewed this property |
It’s the ferry time although we were early and it didn’t matter. There isn’t a time restriction for the attractions and just the ferry’s. You can spend the entire day but make sure to be on the last ferry.
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September 18, 2019|
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Response from Kittygal | Reviewed this property |
As long as it takes you to climb up the stairs...and back down. I'd say 2 hours. But getting to and leaving from Liberty Island will add to that. And the views are great.
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Response from Travelingover50 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went the beginning of July. It was very hot. I would check on line what the ferry schedules Luke like in December. We have been known to have 50 degree days in December. So, I say if the ferry schedules accommodate... More
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