Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • South Ferry • 5 min walk
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 5 min walk
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Jan W
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
May 2022
A fascinating visit with audio guides, very well organized museum. A great explanation of history of immigration of US.
Written 1 July 2022
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Simina31
Bucharest, Romania1,206 contributions
May 2022
Fantastic museum which should not be skipped! So many people got off the ferry after they visited Liberty Island and this is just sad in my opinion. The museum offers a lot of information about American history, but also insights as to why people left their places of origin, and we enjoyed every part of it. Finding information, photos, passports, of people who left from our home country, Romania, was just the cherry on top.
Written 15 June 2022
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Howard L
Park Ridge, IL836 contributions
Jun 2022
Of all the touristy things to do in NYC, this is what I wanted to see the most. Unless you're a 100.0% pure breed Native American, someone in your family tree has gone through an immigration experience into this still great country. I'm no different and wanted to see how the various experiences at Ellis Island were captured and compared. My own parents immigrated through Angel Island in San Francisco, and I know things about their harrowing experience. I expect it would pretty much be the same stressful and harrowing circumstance and experience here, just different side of the country and world.

The individual and collective stories were poignant and captivating. I could have spent a half a day here but just spent 2 solid hours given our schedule. The second floor story rooms, surrounding the huge and historic Registry Room, and documenting personal tales and anecdotes was well organized and presented a moving portrayal of the total immigration experience. Tales of hope, joy, fear, misery, heartbreak, you name it, good breaks and bad breaks that made all the difference - all of which we can relate to. It's all a reminder to be very thankful to our forebears who went through and survived this experience and built a new life for themselves and their descendants. And for that, it's a must-see attraction.
Written 9 June 2022
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spanishrose1952
Mijas, Spain134 contributions
Apr 2022
This was our second visit to Ellis Island but as we were in NYC with our son and daughter in law who had never been we took the ferry from Battery Park. It is a really interesting place steeped in the history of the immigrants who passed through. A must visit
Written 17 April 2022
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Tom B
7 contributions
Mar 2022
This was my second visit to Ellis Island. You can do so much here to check your family history as they came through Ellis Island and into America. Got to see the names of my Great-Great Grandparents and Grandparents on the wall. Also saw the hospital, although it is not open yet. Must see is show named "Forgotten Ellis Island." Most moving.
Written 26 March 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,103 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Ellis Island Museum is based in Battery Park and documents the history of all the immigrants that were processed via the Ellis Island entry point.
Written 6 February 2022
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Traveler733633
43 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
What an amazing museum! I highly recommend getting the audio tour as it really helps to explain the background and journey many people took. So much interesting information and such a well preserved building. A must see if you are visiting NYC!
Written 30 December 2021
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Misty J
Belton, TX65 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
A great place to learn history and walk through to experience. The hand held audio is a must and is free, you’re able to walk through with a guide in your hand. I think the people without the audio, missed a big part of the experience being able to here from immigrants from their perspective. The grounds are beautiful.
Written 14 November 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI689 contributions
Sep 2021
There is so much here that you could spend a full day and not come close to discovering everything. Hint: allow plenty of time, because you are likely to find yourself wanting to see just a bit more throughout your visit.
Written 13 November 2021
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abdel b
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I visited the Ellis Island Immigation in December 2020. I was impatient of see the historical fact, Where thousands of immigrants were processed befor entering the United States and the stories of the peopol who came through here on their journey to the United States and than the Statute of Liberty is gift by the French. This day was amazing and beautiful i learned a lot of things.
Written 30 October 2021
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