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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here with my wife and we were able to look up the details of her grandfather and the staff, who were very helpful, were able to explain all of the details listed about him. there is a lot to learn about the history...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour and spent much longer here than we thought. The audio guide is good and gives you extra information. Well worth stopping here

Thank Midhill
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was ok. It’s a good history lesson and you absolutely need the audio tour to get around and get the most from it. Probably not good for kids and teenagers. I know it would have noted me to tears when I was younger. The worst...More

Thank KPB1981
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my 2nd visit to Ellis Island. The layout of this museum with exhibits so spread out is not ideal for kids as they lose interest between spots. I do recommend the exhibit showing artifacts people brought from home as they traveled to the...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing much to see there. The immigrant museum is also not as attractive. we visited there was just for a completion of visiting Statue of Liberty.

Thank Irene L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The ferry ride is a bit overwhelming, however well worth the crowds. If you have a name to look up in the archives, it's even more exciting. The grounds are beautiful and the views of NYC are unparallel.

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have enjoyed multiple trips to Ellis Island, it's a wonderful learning experience and I learn more with each visit. We were there with kids on this visit and they were a little bored after a while but overall, we all had a great time....More

Thank Kristine412
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this trip. We caught the Statue ferry from Battery Park at 9:20am so Ellis island wasn’t too busy when we arrived. We took the Audio tour, the Ellis Experience, which guided us around. Hearing stories and recollections from people who had been...More

Thank KW721
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing historical location. Comes with the Statue of Liberty cruise and well worth a look. The stairs as you enter are reasonably steep but of course used by inner fraction officials to see who might need further testing for health on arrival....More

Thank tigger2594
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us, all adults, went on the Ellis Island Ferry Trip which also includes a stop at Liberty Island which maintains the Statue of Liberty. Price for the basic ticket is $18.50 a person. Regarding Ellis Island, the museum is amazing and includes two...More

Thank 235macea
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Ray W
5 August 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
You can take the ferry to the statue, walk around the lowest level, take pictures, and catch the next ferry or the one after that to Ellis Island with plenty of time. Take advantage! Understand that you need to give a little... More
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Sandy F
1 August 2018|
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Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
I went to the National Park Servive website and then Statue Cruises
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Bonnie M
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Response from sonja p | Reviewed this property |
Hello, First of all make a reservation up front and explain you want to visit this all. Guided tours are possible. Take the boat as early as possible (otherwise several hurs queing to take the boat) Plenty of time to look up... More
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