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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
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"audio tour"
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"statue of liberty"
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"family history"
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"battery park"
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"american history"
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"ferry ride"
in 39 reviews
"new york"
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"interesting place"
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"main hall"
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"on display"
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"great history"
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"worth the trip"
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"manhattan skyline"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This 110,000 square foot museum is an important part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island. Between 1892 & 1954 more than 12 million immigrants passed through this spartan facility & 40% of all Americans have ancestors who came to America this...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly do not wait to buy tickets on the day we waited 2 hours to board the ferry as we watched people with reserve tickets pass us by. We were told an hour wait but it was two hours. So definitely reserve online. But once...More

Thank Fionabridget
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must visit when you’re in New York. You may skip Liberty Island but not this. The audio guide was well designed and very informative. You relive the whole experience of an immigrant arriving in New York. Highly recommend!

Thank Portia C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum which was amazing, the building is beautiful too. We also joined the hard hat tour of the hospital and it was superb, the guide Brett was fantastic, so knowledgable and just brilliant!

Thank JulieHeron17
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The immigration station at Ellis Island is a great step back in time with a glimpse into the conditions and circumstances immigrants to America faced in the early 20th century. A particularly interesting portion of the experience was the hardhat tour of the old hospital...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving by boat, as the emigrants/immigrants did, puts you in the right frame of mind.The great hall makes you appreciate the scale of the immigration, and the subsequent sequence of rooms tells the story of how different people were channeled into good, bad, or doubtful...More

Thank a0ngus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ellis island museum is very nice and affordable. We enjoyed a day here before flying out on the afternoon. The staff is very nice and the cafe looked nice. Be sure to dress warm as the wind is the water can be cool.

Thank Teia D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandmother's 3 sisters passed through Ellis Island in the early 1900s. The centre vividly recreates the emigrant experience of the 17 million people who landed there. The exhibitions are excellent.

Thank bilboa0509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down to battery park to get ferry at 8.30am to miss the 2hr queues got on the second one after heading through security. We didn't get off statue of liberty and stayed on the ferry till Ellis Island. We thought Ellis island was really...More

Thank AHA2008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought the Statue Cruises ferry and Statue of Liberty crown tickets which includes a ride to Ellis Island where the immigration museum is free. There’s a lot more to see and do on Ellis Island; there’s a hard hat tour of an old unrestored...More

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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
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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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