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Ellis Island

New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-363-3206
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed yesterday

It was very educational but still interesting. They have set it up to take you through step by step how the immigrants arrived and what they may have had to go through.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the highlights of our trip. I found my grandfather's name on the Wall of Honor out back. He came over alone from Germany in 1925 when he was 19. Was a harrowing experience I'm sure. The Registry Room is grand but don't miss...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We actually combined our trip to Ellis Island with one to Liberty Island. Liberty was good and it was nice to have a walk around and see the statue close up. Ellis Island had a lot more to offer. There were well kept gardens and...More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ellis Island tour has to be done. There is so much to this island, so much history. There is an awful lot here so you need a fair few hours to take it all in. I found it fascinating and really wish I had...More

Thank Suzanne2767
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting place to visit and the history of immigration in New York. We did this as part of the Statute of Liberty tour.

Thank binky337
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ellis Island was so cool. There is a lot to see. They have a wall outside with names on it of everyone who immigrated. I was able to see my family's name who immigrated over. Very moving tour.

Thank Banana427
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told that a visit to Ellis Island was not worth leaving the boat. But we didn't regret visiting Ellis at all. Good information and we really got the feeling how immigrants must have felled when they came to the USA.

Thank Ad W
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I visited it was a sweltering day. The line to get on the ferry to go to the island was over 1hr long and to come back was easily 2hr. Interesting place but would have enjoyed it much more if it was not so...More

Thank jesssleelee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is so interesting, full of history and set out in the best way to take everything in. Give yourself enough time to see everything and read everything, worth every minute.

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited Ellis Island twice in the last year. My visits included the audio tour of all three floors of the museum, participating in the Hard Hat Tour, viewing the film "Island of Hope, Island of Tears", browsing the bookstore and gift shop, along...More

Thank ltularzko
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Jill S | Reviewed this property |
You get the ferry from Battery Park. You take your City Pass to the ticket office and they will give you a ticket for the boat. The ferry runs every 30 mins. We didn't book in advance.
Matthew E
13 September 2017|
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Response from swfnyc | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't answer that, since I came from the Manhattan side. I would suggest though that you book your ticket in advance, that way you don't have to stand in line, and as far as i remember there even is a special... More