This is a must see on a trip to NY. It has a lot of interesting information about how many Americans started in the United States. The trip over in the ferry is very pleasant as well.
We went to visit in early November just a few weeks after their re-opening following Sandy. Many of the exhibits (nearly everything on the upper floors), and some services (the cafe, mainly), were not yet open when we visited, but the immigration museum was. I had visited Ellis Island several years ago and even though they are not yet open... More
This island is the first point where millions immigrants coming into the US when they first arrive. It is also where the famous Statue of Liberty is. I guess Lady Liberty is a symbol that welcomes immigrants into the peace and freedom that the US has to offer. The museum still houses some of the personal belonging of the immigrants... More
This was my 3rd visit to this attraction and still love it. There seems to be more added to the museum since I was last there, or else I just appreciate it more as I get older. Museum/audio tour is excellent and well worth spending a few hours to get the full benefit of it. Nice gift shop onsite and... More
Very nice place to visit,so much History in there,tried to search for some Ancestors but Internet was down due to the Hurricane.
Good history to this place and a nice overview. The exhibitions were interesting. The building is lovely and the view back toward NY skyline is amazing! would recommend.
It was just neat to see where our ancestors came through to arrive in the US. We did the audio tour and found it interesting, but we also ended up skipping through some of talks in the tour. Our whole stay including waiting for the next boat at Ellis Island took about 1 to 1 1/2 hours which was about... More
A nice overview of the imigration and a really good exibition. The major problem was the audio tour. Our family of four took the audio tour but were set to start the tour in four different places. No help to reset the devices. Made us walk around more randomly...
The exhibits were taken off the Island when hurricane Sandy hit the coast, so theres not a lot to see here other than the very beautiful processing building, thats empty. Wait until they are back up and running.
I was all excited about getting to see the famous Ellis Island (though all my family was in the US before it was established) and while the exterior is very lovely, the interior is original, but with no real artifacts and lacks the feel of being an experience. I spent about 20 minutes at most there and even then I... More
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