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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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09:00 - 16:00
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Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing...

Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing point that welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.

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A must do trip

Everyone should take the time to visit Ellis Island as it gives you the true story of how and where from the U S was populated. Pick up an audio tour and go to the cinema... read more

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone should take the time to visit Ellis Island as it gives you the true story of how and where from the U S was populated. Pick up an audio tour and go to the cinema presentation and you will gain a good insight into the island. For $7 you get 30 minutes to research the archives to see if... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a personal journey for us. My husband's family immigrated through Ellis island in the early 1900s. Their names are listed on the memorial wall. You can research your family's journey here and learn about the struggles of early immigrants. We found the audio tour a bit hard to follow and if your not into history and the human... More 

Thank cdalmolin
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a tour with rob from walking tours of New York. Highly recommend a tour for this because they give you even more info. We went through the process with finding ancestors with his family. A must do at least once.

Thank eyenurse2
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum is very informative about the scope and nature of immigration into the USA, as well as dealing with the social and economic conditions that motivated people to make their journeys. Their experiences, and what they found waiting for them are described in great detail. Even if you don't live in the US, it is still very interesting. The... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed Ellis Island but by the time you queue up even with pre booked tickets, get ferry and get onto the island I was tired So didn't enjoy walking around as much as I wish I could have Takes a whole precious day out of your precious time in a city that has so much to offer. Work out... More 

Thank Lily A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a must stop for us on our tour and one that we thoroughly enjoyed. The museum is very well planned and displays are easy to read. There were audio tours available but we didn't use them and still got the benefit of the entire history of the island. Fast food is all That is available. Lots of school... More 

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Los Osos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had relatives that passed through Ellis Island immigration center in 1904. Had always wanted to see this building and contents. A National Park Service Tour Guide provided us with an excellent overview of the process our relatives would have experience. We then toured the facility on our own which included three floors. The exhibits were well presented. The facility... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was what I wanted to see most on our Vacation to New York. I expected to see all types of relics of where so many entered the U.S. Unfortunately it had very few artifacts. It mostly consisted of large cardboard posters telling you about Ellis Island. Something you could have read in a few minutes in a pamphlet. The... More 

Thank Larry3028
Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second stop on the trip from Battery park to liberty then ellis islands. We went on a warm day late April. So crowded and a lot of visitors didn't seem to understand they had to hold the audio guide close to their ear so it didn't interfere with other visitors enjoyment (think of being on the train having to listen... More 

Thank Geraldine L
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We combined ellis Island with the Statue of Liberty. The audio tour of Ellis Island is well done but sometimes hard to pinpoint the proper spot on the tape.

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