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Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Go here and soak in the incredible history which affected so many Americans in so many ways. I would strongly recommend the free video offering "Island of Hope; Island of Tears" - excellent documentary featuring film of Ellis Island in it's heyday. Go to the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bluffton
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ellis Island Museum was of interest to me as I had two Grandfathers who went through Ellis Island. My only disappointment was that they could provide me with any further information on where they went or what they did...a bit disappointing. I would recommend they...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly don’t know how this place got such good reviews. There was so much reading I think you could stay for 2 weeks and not have everything read. I think they really missed the ball with setting this museum up. You are literally walking...More

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

came here after visiting the statue of liberty, there is plenty to read and see, abut there floors , a large hall telling you the history of how this island/building was used during the war and also used as an immigration centre too. Personally I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dgraham76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there mid-week as part of a paid tour. It was not crowded and offered a great look into the history of our immigration. There are some great showcases and exhibits on the third floor. Do yourself a favor and take the optional the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TitanicItems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experiencing Ellis Island was sincerely moving. Walking the grounds and visiting the main immigration hall was inspirational and made me deeply contemplative. Lots of video to watch and many things to read in order to grasp the significance of Ellis Island.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 911JanG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ellus Island should be manditory for any immigrant or relative of an immigrant. It was our first time here, even though we've been to NYC many times. On top of the renovated building, it was a beautiful day for a ferry ride

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ron G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically tells the story of how the population of The US was swelled by immigration . Extremely well done it paints a fantastic picture of 100 plus years ago and what it must have been like. Book in advance tight security but you can take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank N420DTpeterd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island had changed dramatically in the previous 39 years. When I had last been, it was a dreary, dour, empty cavernous warehouse. Now it is a fitting museum and information centre and a tribute to those ‘huddled masses’ who passed through the Isle of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Patjdaly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a late tour to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This is a tour I highly recommend leaving early for or you may have to cut one of them short. We only saw the museum. I did spend about 30 min looking up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 24, 2019|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry, I don't do the Hard Hat Tour. I didn't have time. I just did the audio tour of the main immigration areas of Ellis Island. The new museum at Liberty Island was good - no lines to skip as it's just an open space... More
Norman S
December 3, 2018|
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Response from jeanh932 | Reviewed this property |
You can book the hard hat your through the statue of liberty, national parks, website. It is where you buy the ferry ticket also. If you want to stay at a hotel in the city but not too busy, I've found staying between... More
January 26, 2018|
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Response from chibex32 | Reviewed this property |
We went early on a Saturday morning in the fall. You could tell it was getting busiest throughout our time there. I think earlier is more important than what day. It is always busy but even with that I didn't feel... More