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Angel Island Immigration Station

San Francisco, CA
+1 415-435-3522
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Historic station, designed to limit the number of Asian peoples entering California.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I biked to the Immigration Station from the ferry dock and upon arrival realized the station didn't open until 11. This gave me time to tour the grounds for a bit. After paying just $5 I entered the museum and received a tour by an...More

Thank DannieTravel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place picnic, hike and bicycle. Photographers also enjoy many beautiful vantage points. When boarding the ferry to this lovely isle ensure you plan your day as service times are strictly enforced. April through November are peak tourist season. There are host...More

Thank Michael_7X7
Reviewed 29 May 2017

On this beautiful island on San Francisco's Bay sits Angel Island where immigrants from the Pacific area where detained until they were cleared to come to mainland America. They were mostly Chinese immigrants who were seeking a better life then the one they left in...More

Thank don1434
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Walking to the immigration station was really worth the effort. The view is magnificent, we walked along the bike route / normal road on the way there, and took the steps back down on the way back, which was a good idea combination because the...More

Thank ldh2
Reviewed 26 October 2015

After a nice shuttle & walk on a sunny day, it's quite sobering to view the exhibits at the Immigration Museum. Very well done, nice outdoor information panels and setting. Do not miss.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We had recently been at Ellis Island, so visiting its West Coast counterpart was a "must do." Truth be told, we learned more about immigration at Angel Island, perhaps because it is more raw history. The Chinese poems carved into the walls are quite moving,...More

Thank goety911
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The guided tour by a docent was superb. He was very knowledgeable. His presentation with nice elaborations was most interesting. Well worth the time as a part of a visit to Angel Island.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My dad and I took the ferry from Tiburon in the morning and brought our bikes and a backpack full of snacks. We rode the first 1/3 around the island to the immigration station and had some snacks. We were approached by the tour guide...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We were taking a cruise up the coast with San Francisco as a port of call. We have done SF many times on road trips and visited most places more than once. One place which I always wanted to go was "Angel Island". I made...More

1  Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 25 June 2015

After researching my family's history and reading the excellent book Island, we came to San Francisco's Angel Island to walk the lonely steps our ancestors trod as they came to this new land, through the Ellis Island of the West Coast. We took the Blue...More

4  Thank RAINBOW1
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