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The tour gives a stark picture of how immigration had been in the early 1900s, which helps us realize the differences in the process from then until now. Interesting information and photo exhibit, can get and maintain even older kids’ attention.
My bride traces her family's arrival to our country to Ellis Island which I had never been to. So we took the Lexington Avenue Subway to the South Ferry stop and walked to the ferry terminal that transports folks to the Statue of Liberty and...More
While Lady Liberty is the more famous of this couple, for my money Ellis Island is the place you should spend more time. With a large number of interactive exhibits and an optional tour of the island beyond the main building, you can spend a...More
We absolutely loved the Hard Hat Tour. It was an added expense but it was totally worth it. Adults and teens agreed that it was so informative and interesting. Although it was long, we never felt bored or like it was too long. Our guide...More
We followed one of the best reviews that told us to not worry about what time you RESERVED your ticket for as the ferries leave every 20 minutes. We arrived early and got to Ellis Island early as it does take time to go through...More
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
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
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
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.
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
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 your dates and you can get on the islands.. Go for it! Good luck!