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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
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If your grandparents came off a boat . . .

this is a very interesting museum. The ride over on the ferry isn't too shabby either. There is a good amount of information to absorb, but it's interesting subject matter... read more

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tuxedo, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a very interesting museum. The ride over on the ferry isn't too shabby either. There is a good amount of information to absorb, but it's interesting subject matter. Been twice. Nice for a temperate day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even on a cold day, this excursion was well worth it! We couldn't get Statue of Liberty tickets, so we weren't sure about how it would be, but we were pleasantly surprised. The ferry had plentiful indoor seating, concessions, and excellent views. Since it was a very cold day and we knew we couldn't go into the Statue and would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hired licensed tour guide Tom Bernardin to take our group to Ellis Island. In the words of the one 24 year old who was with our older group "I expected to be bored--it was not boring and I hung on his every word". This is a great group or couples activity and the overwhelming feeling I had the whole... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 45 minute audio tour here is very good. It gives you a good rundown of the history of Ellis Island and there are opportunities to focus more specifically on certain parts of the museum. Well worth the effort and no extra cost involved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting & informative. Wonderful attention to detail, shame we didn't get to spend much longer here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free audio recordings for each room you walk into. Great depth and explanation of what immigrants went through to enter America. There's a place where you can look up ancestors, but it closes earlier than the museum closes, so don't go there last. Could only visit the main building for the museum. There are many other buildings on the island... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ellis Island Museum is worth checking out because you get to see everything immigrants went through coming to this country in the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good display of the history of all immigrants coming to America. Allow plenty of time here as there's lots to see and read

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum after we did the Statue of Liberty. Those of us who had been there before really didn't need to see it again. The adult who hadn't been before was able to quickly move through the museum. The teens had had a long day and didn't have as much interest in reading every display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive, but well organized museum that tells the story of millions of immigrants to the US in the very facility that processed many of these immigrants. Every aspect and every stage of the migration process covered in the various rooms of the museum, spread over several floors. A good self-guide earphone set is provided.

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