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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-883-1986
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Battery Park, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you had relatives come through here it is really interesting to visit. If you are a history buff it's also a great place to visit. Catch a ferry from Battery Park in New York or catch one from the New Jersey side. Three floors...More

Thank Nascar109
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am sure they could do better job with this museum. I was not fully impressed. They do have few old art effects/ luggage but I would have liked more of those stuff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not Native American, that would make your ancestors immigrants. There would be a good chance that they came to the U.S. through Ellis Island. The main building has been restored to it's former stature. When they were renovating the building, they found...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3hrs touring around the island and museum and it was fantastic, the history, the exhibits and atmosphere of this place is outstanding. If your in NY you have to come here.

Thank Sc0ttRxxx
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible museum that honors our history as a nation of immigrants while showing visitors details of the experiences many of our ancestors had after their long journey to the welcoming shores of the US. It's well-worth the time and effort to get...More

Thank AustinSkier22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps there´s no other museum like this in the world. A unique and fantastic place that shows its visitors how a great country like the Unites States of America received millions of immigrants in the past.

Thank roderick22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so much more than I could have imagined. I would have loved to have spend more time researching my great grandparents who immigrated from Czechoslovakia. The rooms upstairs made you understand what these people went thru trying to come to our country.

Thank Bonnielt23
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fascinating experience that I wish I had allocated more time for. I enjoy history and if I lived nearby I would probably spend an entire day there reading EVERYTHING. Very well done.

Thank JP2012San
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ellis Island is my favorite museum in NYC and I always take visitors there. But last time I wanted to do something a little different and also I really wanted to see the JR exhibit. Best experinec ever. First you learn even more on Ellis...More

Thank I B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was developed from the original building that housed the various offices and processing rooms for immigrants who arrived at New York Harbor for over 60 years. The museum provides a great deal of information about immigration processing and immigrants and also houses records....More

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We went early on a Saturday morning in the fall. You could tell it was getting busiest throughout our time there. I think earlier is more important than what day. It is always busy but even with that I didn't feel... More
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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!
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