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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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+1 212-363-3206
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i loved this place. a way to spend the day when you visit NY. when you come to Ellis island i recommend to do the hard hat tour and it was amazing to lean about the history. :) If you also going to the statue...More

Thank OliviaLiu l
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This has some of the best photo opportunities of NYC without the crowds in the pictures over on the North side of the island, by the immigrant panels. We came here to see my grandfathers name on the panels. Check the computers inside to find...More

Thank Troy H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was on my bucket list for NYC trip and it didn't disappoint. We watched the movie which was definitely worth the half hour it took and the rest of the museum was really thought provoking . Amazing views of manhattan too. We took the...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ellis Island is a great attraction in New York City. Unfortunately, my family was not able to spend much time there, but looking back, I wish we had been able to. There were so many cool exhibits, with details on anything from the history of...More

Thank Colvin B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. Also paid extra for the hard hat tour which was most definately worth the money to see behind the scenes and the restoration project that is going on.such a great renovation project from the charity involved. Had a nice lunch in...More

Thank Melanie H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I found the liberty island museum more interesting but Ellis Island museum was also included in our pass so we decided to just take a walk. We liked some of the exhibits on immigrants and to walk outside the grounds. The place...More

Thank Isaiah K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We missed the 12 noon ferry because of the long and slow security checkpoint so we had to wait outside for a half hour until we caught the next ferry. We were on a tight schedule because we wanted to spend time at the Statue...More

Thank spktravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the main area where the immigrants those days entered the U S.For Immigrant Americans this is their history.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After stepping off the ferry (coming from Liberty Island) we went to the museum which had a brilliant audio tour. It's free and a superb guide through the beautiful museum. You really have the idea that you as an immigrant must get through the museum...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, it has been restored beautifully and the audio tour is a must. Great to see the history of the migrants who arrived in New York.

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cjsbarry .
25 April 2018|
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Response from Doug F | Reviewed this property |
Take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. At Penn Station walk down the corridor to the 1 subway, Take the 1 subway to South Ferry. Walk a few blocks from the subway to the ticket booth. Just keep the kids together... More
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loneflower1
25 April 2018|
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Response from BMLIreland | Reviewed this property |
No probs bringing a backpack to Ellis island and Statue of Liberty trip Ques are very long and can take up to two hours there is an express q which I would advise as can be very cold no prob on bringing lunch with u and... More
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mchrist35
22 April 2018|
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Response from russellm821 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year you visit, but May to Sept it is roughly 8: to 7 pm. It is not no much as when the island is open but when the ferries run. If you wait too late the last ferry to Liberty island then Ellis will not... More
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