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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 yesterday

Exceeded our expectations. Very-well done. The exhibits are great. We spent 1.5 hour and could have easily spent 3 hours. Friendly workers there. A convenient smoking area out front.

Thank ClayF2
Reviewed yesterday

You learn a lot about American history and not only immigration but also all the prevailing rules and values of the American society at that time that are still going on. The architecture of the buildings are in monuental style and the documents displayed all...More

Thank 369geico
Reviewed 3 days ago

It amazed me to see the way people flocked to America in search of FREEDOM, and a better way of life for their family. They just wanted better.

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me start off by saying that I got off the ferry at Ellis Island expecting to stay for maybe 30 minutes, and ended up there for over 3 hours. After breezing through the museum, I headed down to the gift shop where I saw...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here after our visit to the Statue of Liberty. A must for anyone who had family arrive to the island from Europe. My great-grandfather arrived here over a hundred years ago! I was able to search and see his name on the manifest....More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Ellis Island museum is in the original building where so many immigrants came. It has historical information, as well as walking you through some of the rooms where the immigrants were examined and quizzed and it was determined whether or not they could stay....More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after going to Statue of Liberty, in the afternoon Was very busy but I guess it's to be expected for such an amazing tourist attraction Had the audio tour which was well worth it A must when visiting New York

Thank Littletk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience. Millions of people came through Ellis Island, and the museum does an excellent job explaining the history of their arrival in the US. There are all kinds of exhibits for people from all around the world. You have to catch the...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a history freak you must go to this museum in Ellis Island. In the museum, you can explore the immigration waves to New York City. Early 20th century immigration is the main exhibit. You can explore how immigrants from Italy, England, Ireland,...More

Thank Frankind1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provide the information about the immigration process in the past. I also displays how the day-to-day works were done.

Thank Kriangc
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24 March 2017|
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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!
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up at the ferry terminal. Not a delay to be had. We went to both Liberty and Ellis, I have to say that I would recommend staying on the boat for liberty, but Ellis island is well worth a visit. Very... More