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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
+1 212-883-1986
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved the feeling of history at Ellis Island. My kids really enjoyed the kids audio tour. If you go to the statue of Liberty, make this a part of that trip. A must see!

Reviewed 2 days ago

My grandmother came through here when she was six years old, so walking through there made me think of how overwhelming, yet fascinating, it must have been to her. Great historical place that everyone should go through.

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing museum with lots of history and beautiful photographs. You could spend most of your day here and at the statue of Liberty. There is so much here, we did not see it all. So much to think about. Can be emotional.

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have a ticket to visit the statue don't miss this museum. It's a window to the past, the story of so many people who migrated to the States, so interesting. I wish we had done the hard hat tour of the disused hospital...More

Thank Iris A
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great piece of history to see at Ellis Island. The museum was impressive, but very crowded when I got there. It was difficult to see all of the displays. But it was impressive to see the place from which so many Americans can...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking the area where 12M immigrants arrived at our shores and to feel the ups and downs that they experienced is both educational and emotional. We took the "hard hat" guided tour, watched the 28 minute film by Gene Hackman and did the museum...More

Thank JoeD1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to Ellis Island Immigration museum. Searching the archives was especially meaningful when we found our ancestors documents! The ride to Ellis Island was absolutely beautiful - passing by the Statue of Liberty. All in all - must see!

Thank 100Sharone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit, especially if any of your ancestors came here from another country. I was able to find the names of my grandparents and their two children on the ship's record, the date of their entrance and the their ages....More

Thank MI G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ellis Island was unbelievable, it was amazing to see the journey that people went through to make a better life for themselves and their families, I totally recommend getting the free audio tour if you go as it gives you so much more information than...More

Thank Phileano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ellis Island museum is a fascinating place. The self-guide audio tour is very effective for the whole family and the exhibits really bring to life the experiences (positive and otherwise) of the immigrants seeking a new life in America. There are also exhibitions that showcase...More

Thank jendSurrey_UK
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Response from BigPaulMn | Reviewed this property |
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!
12 January 2017|
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Response from fcm90 | Reviewed this property |
We spent approx 2 hours here, could have stayed a bit longer!