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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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"american history"
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"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

Ferry tickets head to Liberty Island first - expect to spend about 30 mins with the audio tour there. From there you fetch a ferry to Ellis Island and expect to spend about an hour (or more) if you use the full audio tour. I...More

Thank Sakura D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Statue of liberty ferry stop is first, but even hurried in the rain we were not prepared to give enough time for the second stop, the Ellis Island museum. Appreciative and overwhelmed at the displays, black and white photos, and the story of U....More

Thank Barnetjb123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent immersive museum covering American immigration in general and the "peak migration" years when Ellis Island was the busiest entry point. Both the introduction film and displays in each room of the restored main building showed they steps each arriving immigrant went through before...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to see the immigrants history. If you are an American you can trace your history. For foreigners it's another museum.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much about our country is tied up in the story of immigration, and there is no better place to learn about that than in the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. We are a nation of immigrants, and our diversity is our strength--of that there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely done! Take the audio tour - it is definitely worth the time. You get to "walk in the shoes" of an immigrant. Did not take the "hard hat" tour, but it looked interesting also.

Thank Jack4355197
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ellis Island museum takes you back over 100y ago when the big wave of immigrants moved into the US. Its a great historical place and you gives you a lot of information on how those immigrants felt when they were arriving in NY. Its...More

Thank Theo G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going through the exhibits and information available at Ellis Island is a wonderful reminder not only of the immigration to the US, but the events that were occurring in the countries of our ancestors. Their journeys were difficult, both emotionally and physically. The building and...More

Thank LasBrisasGal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum as part 2 of the ferry covering Liberty and Ellis Island. I was pleasantly surprised by the museum as I was mostly looking forward to Liberty Island and thought the museum might just "fill in time" before going back to Battery Park....More

Thank asw71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small with lots of pictures. I expected more of the museum. Overall I really enjoyed the history of this museum

Thank Jen N
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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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