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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: +1 212-883-1986
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I saw where my Great-grandparents entered the country!

I grew up in PA with stories about my Polish heritage - the struggles, the language, the traditions. It was neat to come to Ellis Island and see the Great Hall and experience... read more

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up in PA with stories about my Polish heritage - the struggles, the language, the traditions. It was neat to come to Ellis Island and see the Great Hall and experience what it could've been like for them to emigrate to America. I toured with my husband, 3 teenagers and our foreign exchange student and all the kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're lucky to have a guide take you through the journey many immigrants took to get to the United States, then you will get the best insight into the whole immigration process at the time. Plan on spending a couple hours here and on the island.

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled with our 6 and 8 year old sons. Although a busy place, we had no problem getting around. You get an audio tour with your tickets and these are crucial to touring the museum. Pro Tip: there is a kids' version of the audio tour so you can listen to that with your children- ask the people handing... More 

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Locust Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum to understand the immigration to the United States and the story of the people who came. It is set up to walk you through as the people would have walked. Very interesting! There is an area where you can look up if you have had relatives come through the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well restored, well-maintained place to give an account of immigration process in the early history of America. While most of the original building & artifacts are retained for display to given the tourist a view of how the immigration process was done earlier. Few old photographs of the places while one is visiting various rooms and looking at old things... More 

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historic. To see where our ancestors entered into this country, to me is overwhelming! ANd to see the Statue of Liberty - breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrive early and plan on at least a half day each if you are stopping at the Statue of Liberty. Lots of information to absorb and the museum has a certain bustle so you could imagine landing here as an immigrant.Don't miss out.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this on the way back from seeing the Statue of Liberty and it was really interesting place to visit. To see the history of the immigrant story was great and interesting to compare it to what is happening now with attitudes to immigration...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not willing to visit here, actually I came here incidentally. Because I took mistake about ferry station where I should get off. If you want to come back to Manhattan immediately after seeing Liberty of Statue. Please note!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had purchased 2 tickets for the 11 o'clock tour and were instructed to arrive 1 hour before.Unfortunately the ferry ride took over 1 hour only to arrive 5 minutes late and that the next tour wouldn't be until 12:30.The tour was 90 minutes and we had commitments at 3 so it wouldn't work.Their agent was useless and basically said... More 

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