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“Walking in the footsteps of my ancestors”

Ellis Island Immigration Museum
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Ranked #55 of 1,116 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

It was a very emotional experience to walk in the footsteps of my ancestors The audio tape tour of the museum is very interesting. The view of the Statue of Liberty from the great hall on the second floor is very moving. The view of Manhattan from Ellis Island is breath-taking.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Good to see, took two attempts because the first ferry didn't stop at Ellis Island as they said it was closed although it looked covered in tourists to me!! Pity they didn't mention that before we bought the ticket. Also twelve months on, I would have thought they would have at least reopened the café after Hurricane Sandy...the records area was also closed due to it. Worth seeing overall.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

As of 11/11/13, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is open after cleaning up damage from Superstorm Sandy -- but only partially. The Main Level is open, but the http://ellisisland.org wing where you can look up information about specific immigrants and family is closed. The great hall on the second floor is open, but not any of the exhibits on the second or third floor. The cafe is still closed.

I give this 3-stars because the National Park Service web site was not clear about the museum being partially open. If you have only one opportunity to visit, it is worth it. If you live nearby, wait until it is completely open.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is a fantastic museum with so much history to it. There is so much to see I couldn't get through it all, would return if I'm ever back in New York.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Unfortunately, I was unable to visit Ellis Island due to its restoration from Hurricane Sandy. However, on previous occasions I have found this visit to be an emotional experience especially when you visit a room with suitcases belonging to immigrants. It leaves one with an enduring image of millions who made a leap of faith to find a new life in America with little understanding of English. The Island also provides an opportunity to access the records of these immigrants. Definitely my top attraction when available.

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