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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-883-1986
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Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-883-1986
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many Americans now living all over the Country had their start because of family members, of long ago, entering into the US thru Ellis Island. They came from just about every Country in the world to find a better way of life. Some of the...More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited Liberty Island by ferry we crossed over to Ellis Island to visit the Immigration Museum. You'll find historic halls and interactive galleries where more than 12 million immigrants first entered America. There are self-guided audio tours available or you can take a...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Personally I am not a museum fan nor a history buff. My wife asked me to visit this place as we were there and had nothing to do till the next cruise pick up time. We spend quite sometime strolling in the museum and its...More

Thank Manuel M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got off the boat and gazed up at the spectacular building which houses this museum. Clean brick, glass. soaring roof. How different was this, we wondered, from the welcome that awaited immigrants arriving here in the past. The building itself really is the star...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When planning your visit to NYC make sure this place is on your must see list. Plan ahead, get your tickets on-line. Do not buy tickets from the street vendors. Plan at least 5 hours (1,5 hour for a ferry both ways, 3,5 hours for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took ferry from Battery Park early and avoided the larger crowds first thing. Wandered around in awe at the scale and history of the place. Very interesting audio tour, with lots of additional pieces of information. It is worth taking time to soak in the...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the guided tour and it was worth it! So many information about selection process, how people were checked for diseases, how families were reunited or separated. It is amazing to seat on the very benches where immigrants use to sit.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is absolutely wonderful. It is very large and well planned. It is a useful tool for those searching for their immigrant forefathers. It is a must while in NYC!!! Take your time and take it all in. It is very beautiful park too...More

Thank E C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ellis Island must have been so scary for immigrants coming thru it's doors. I'm glad I went but I wasn't prepared for so much standing & reading. U see pictures & posters that show the immigrant experience. It's all written down in short narratives. Detainees....More

Thank 3Peggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful piece of American history, with a museum to show future generations how many immigrants came under dire circumstances and were able to establish themselves in the new country!

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I'm sorry. I just saw this. I bought my tickets a few days in advance during the off season, so it was pretty easy for me!
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Response from fcm90 | Reviewed this property |
We spent approx 2 hours here, could have stayed a bit longer!