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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 4 days ago

We visited Ellis Island as part of our ticket to the Statue of Liberty. The museum is huge, and I like the fact that much of it has been left as it was for you to walk around. There is an audio guide, which is...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much to see within the museum building - we were there 4 hours and did not see all the exhibits. Would definitely recommend you viewing the Immigration Wall of Honor outside overlooking the NYC skyline. Also, would recommend you viewing one of...More

Thank jrf0801
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even if we hadn't a lot of time we quickly visited this museum, and the historical reconstruction is really effective and accurate, moving for the people whose families have immigrated in the US.

Thank TheNike
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great example of a time in our history that we welcomed many cultures- uniting us as Americans. You can search for ancestors that may have passed through Ellis Island and there are plenty of workers that can guide you through that process. Beautiful...More

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 90 minute tour is not to be missed. With a guide and a hard hat, you are escorted through the same corridors that so many, exhausted, frightened, yet hopeful immigrants passed in the early 20th century. You are taken into the infectious disease hospital...More

Thank zuzuspetals315
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid an additional 45 per person for the 90-minute Hard Hat Tour on Ellis Island, which proved to be the highlight of our entire NYC trip. The proceeds of the tour go to the restoration of the abandoned hospital. Brett Moyer, our tour guide...More

Thank Meg_in_Atlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book a guided tour to Ellis Island - Rachel our guide was so knowledgeable. There is so much history stored at Ellis Island must listen to the stories, learn about the journeys our ancestors took to find Freedom, the hardships they endured. Search the WALL...More

Thank Reinberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 3 story museum with immense details regarding the history of the island. If you want to follow the history of the island in a chronological sequence, one needs to start their tour on the 3rd floor and work your way to the...More

1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally beautifully built and I'm so glad it has been salvaged. You need to save at least 2 hours for this site. If you choose to eat between here and at the Statue go to Lady Liberty. Same menus but less side options at Ellis.

Thank GeorgiaStarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very humbling to walk into Ellis Island and imagine your ancestors standing in line to immigrate to the US! This is run by the NPS so there are NP Passport stamp cancellation locations at Battery Park, inside the old ruins looking building and...More

Thank Amy N
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Is it hard to go on the day you want to. Do the tour to get tickets at Battery Park. I need tickets for Thursday and the online says there are none, is it worth just going to Battery Park?
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!
How much time to allow
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!
Laura M
Where is best to book the ferry for the statue of liberty and ellis island? Don't want a tour, just the ferry.
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