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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Address: Battery Park and Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10017
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
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Loved it so much that I plan to return if I ever get to visit New York City again. Highly recommend visiting the museum and taking the "Hard Hat" tour.

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Little Rock
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Loved it so much that I plan to return if I ever get to visit New York City again. Highly recommend visiting the museum and taking the "Hard Hat" tour.

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Argyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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Without the audio tour there would be no way to get the full effect. You can wander around and read the plaques, but they did a really good job on the audio and it really amerces you in the experience. If you are an American whose family has been in the US for multiple generations this is a must do... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to see the statue of liberty then the ferry to Ellis Island by that time my legs were aching so much walking wish I was younger but I finally made it here wish I had time to research to see if my Grandparents made it to this port. The movie they showed us was fantastic would love to come... More 

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North Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was not overwhelmed, which I thought I might be. There are computers you can get on to research...$7 for 30 minutes....although we were evacuated on Mother's Day due to a security breach...I think someone pulled the fire alarm. Lots of walking and reading to do. Take your walking shoes and be prepared to spend hours there to get a... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Getting a boat from Battery Park to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island proved very easy. My focus for this visit was the Museum at Ellis Island. I was amazed at its size - the Great Hall is vast. All around the gallery that overlooks it there are rooms filled with photos and notes which explain the procedure that... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ellis Island was a port of entry for millions of immigrants in the early 20th century. The museum immerses you into that experience. By the time you leave you know how they spent their first days in America. Take the guided tour, you can also use the voice self guided tour, and the theater presentations. The cafe is adequate, just... More 

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Huddinge, Sweden
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to see. 3rd class immigrants arrived here. 1st+2nd class at the ships were better treated. Why did they come? How did they move on from Ellis Island?

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allentown,pa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent so much more time here than we expected. Definitely take a guided tour...check times. We learned so much and really enjoyed talking to the volunteers there.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture and building. Worth going in just to see this. Adds to the richness of your visit to Ellis Island.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing building and a well laid out museum. Fascinating insight into the era where the US welcomed (most) migrants and unflinching about those they were less keen to welcome.

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