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Ellis Island

New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-363-3206
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed walking around Ellis Island. I looked up my grandfather and aunt. It costs $7.00 just to look people up on the computer. It costs more if you want to print out sheets of their signatures, etc. I just took pictures of the...More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed yesterday

Fist visited the Ellis Island museum in 2000 pre 9/11 and it was an impressive visit. Learning about the history, seeing all the names and learning the story. Now 18 years later I was back after a crown visit of the Statue of Liberty. The...More

Thank kbisok
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The visit to the Ellis Island is part of the island hopping tours, where you will also see Statue of Liberty. It was quite memorable. If you haven't seen it and its quite a nice way to get away and enjoy being outdoors.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a boat trip it took so long to get tickets and get through security . You then get rushed on a crowned boat. If you have family that went through here I guess it is of more interest. We just went...More

Thank Kathrynowl91
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came when the crowds were beginning to dissipate last Fall. If you are a tourist this a wonderful insight into controversial immigration history. You can walk through halls of photos and replicas of transit memorabilia. I would love to give this place 5 stars,...More

Thank neil102
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicole was our Guide for Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Tour. She was soo Knowledgeable and Enthusiatic. Couldn't fault her.

Thank Kingy980
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there because it was included in the tour. We did not find it interesting, but this is our point of view and may be not yours.

Thank YinYang01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

i loved this place. a way to spend the day when you visit NY. when you come to Ellis island i recommend to do the hard hat tour and it was amazing to lean about the history. :) If you also going to the statue...More

Thank OliviaLiu l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has some of the best photo opportunities of NYC without the crowds in the pictures over on the North side of the island, by the immigrant panels. We came here to see my grandfathers name on the panels. Check the computers inside to find...More

Thank Troy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on my bucket list for NYC trip and it didn't disappoint. We watched the movie which was definitely worth the half hour it took and the rest of the museum was really thought provoking . Amazing views of manhattan too. We took the...More

Thank Sarah W
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cjsbarry .
25 April 2018|
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Response from Doug F | Reviewed this property |
Take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. At Penn Station walk down the corridor to the 1 subway, Take the 1 subway to South Ferry. Walk a few blocks from the subway to the ticket booth. Just keep the kids together... More
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loneflower1
25 April 2018|
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Response from BMLIreland | Reviewed this property |
No probs bringing a backpack to Ellis island and Statue of Liberty trip Ques are very long and can take up to two hours there is an express q which I would advise as can be very cold no prob on bringing lunch with u and... More
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mchrist35
22 April 2018|
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Response from russellm821 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year you visit, but May to Sept it is roughly 8: to 7 pm. It is not no much as when the island is open but when the ferries run. If you wait too late the last ferry to Liberty island then Ellis will not... More
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