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Address: New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Visitors can retrace the steps of their ancestors at this famous landing...

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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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Pedestal Access plus Double-Decker Bus Tour

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So much to walk around!

Far bigger and better than I had expected and so much information to take it, you need a good few hours to walk around this place.

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Far bigger and better than I had expected and so much information to take it, you need a good few hours to walk around this place.

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So. California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully restored building and grounds. Plan to spend enough time to go through the different sections of history. Really well laid out. Wonderful pictures and artifacts.

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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You truly feel transported to the days of the great immigration wit the wonderful museum, information and photos at Ellis Island. You can even look up your ancestors and see when they came through the island.

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New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history of Ellis Island is so rich that you'd be a fool to miss out on seeing this attraction. You can also catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty as you take the ferry to the island.

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West Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited Ellis Island because my Great Great Great Grandfather immigrated through the island. It gives today's visitors a much better perspective of what our ancestors had to endure just to come into America. It is hard to believe that this place fell into such a sad state before it's restoration. The staff has great knowledge about... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is important to visit the island and the museum to understand why the States are what they are today. We took the tour to Ellis Island and then to Liberty Island.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where millions of people entered the United States for the first time. Our guide explained how they were treated and the process they had to go through. It was a daunting experience and from what I could see, not always a happy one. The building is extremely large and there are some steps. There are buildings where we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We set off after visiting the Statue of Liberty on the ferry. When we arrived we got our headset for the audio tour. It was interesting hearing the history and very well organized.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this fascinating, and paid to do the extra abandoned hospital tour which was incredible - the guide has so much local knowledge and passion about the site. The room of immigrant's possessions was very emotive, brought it very much to life. One of the best things we did in New York.

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Trussville, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Because you depend on a ferry to take you across, the visit can be time consuming but it is worth visiting a place that played a significant role in the history of the United States. I wish more artifacts were on display in the main lobby but the building alone is amazing.

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