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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
from US$18.50*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket
from US$18.50*
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Ellis Island specifically to do the hard hat tour. Our guide Ryan was very informative and his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm made it a truly remarkable experience.

Thank Tourist714342
Reviewed yesterday

I paid to do the hard hat tour, which is an extension of the regular admittance to just the museum area. This tour is conducted by a non-profit group "Save Ellis Island" and proceeds of the ticket go toward restoration of the island. Highly recommend!...More

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although Ellis island is well known as the gateway for immigrants to the USA during the 19th & 20th centuries l found after a while it was too much information to take in. Lots of statistics given, too many placards but not much else. The...More

Thank bobchambers1
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at Ellis Island after going to Liberty Island. We got our free headsets which were so helpful to explore the museum and the building. We took about an hour to walk through everything. We especially enjoyed the upstairs viewing the Great Hall and...More

Thank Sherri L
Reviewed yesterday

Ellis Island presents a good history of immigration in America. I already knew this history from my school classroom. What I was looking for, however, was the feeling of what a new immigrant to America went threw at Ellis Island. I didn't find that and...More

Thank mlusky
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived very early to the island---which I suggest because there were only about 15 other people in the facility at 8:45 AM. It was wonderful and very interesting. We really enjoyed walking the same footsteps as a few of our relatives had done a...More

Thank Chicagofamily484
Reviewed 5 days ago

If a person has family members (parents, etc.) that came to America and immigrated thru Ellis Island, you want to visit this landmark. Do a search on your family member and buy a copy of their manifest. Well worth the money for the history.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent value for money, interactive and informative. Fascinating glimpse of America’s immigrant origins and what a great legacy for everyone. Absolutely recommend everyone to visit Ellis Island.

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are a must see for all Americans. My wife and I opted for the "Hard Hat Tour" which proved to be worth every penny. This gives you a behind scenes tour of the hospital. Our guide was informative...More

Thank JFK49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ellis Island was part of the Liberty island tour and very interesting it was.Over 12 million immigrants passed through here (in 60 years) hoping for a better life obviously some disappointed through medical issues etc.Great displays and photographs of what people had to go through...More

Thank Steve F
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Ray W
5 August 2018|
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Response from KBHWrexham | Reviewed this property |
I think it would have to be a very quick visit as you need to check in for the hard hat tour.
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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
16 July 2018|
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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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