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Ellis Island

New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-363-3206
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Small-Group Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Pedestal Access plus Double-Decker Bus Tour
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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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New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed yesterday

Very pleased on how the immigration museum was relocated here, allowing for a better flow of people. You can spend the whole day there and break for lunch at their restaurant. A lot of interesting facts and pictures. Definitely a must see.

Thank Nalalita
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our visit to Ellis Island was very interesting and enjoyable. In my opinion it is better to visit this rather than Liberty Island if you only have a couple of hours for your visit. In any case there are photo opportunities of the Statue of...More

Thank CannockSunSeeker
Reviewed yesterday

This was part of the Statute of Liberty tour so we decided to explore Ellis Island. Interesting information on how the immigrants were processed through once they landed on the island. For those that have family members that migrated to the US, there is an...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed yesterday

Spend time here as it is very informative and there is lots to see. An excellent insight into the treatment of immigrants on their arrival into the USA. You can research any of your relatives who emigrated to the US via computer terminals.

Thank weebles2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting museum on the immigrants and their experiences. Very crowded though. The staff is helpful. Do this as a part of the Statue of Liberty stop over. Kids and adults both loved it.

Thank KomalSolomon
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't want to go to Liberty Island, but we did want to go to Ellis Island. What to do? Well, the tourist boats from Battery Park call at both, Libeerty Island first. Simople suggestion: stay on the boat. We took the advice but found...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is well done and interesting. It included both sides of the immigrant experience. We went mid week on an hot August day. It is very crowded and the lines to get on and off the ferry tend to have a lot of "pushy"...More

Thank RSTW
Reviewed 3 days ago

Could have spent a lot more time here. Clean, efficient, great museum with helpful staff. The grounds are also well kept.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago

uch an interesting visit, to learn the history of Ellis Island and trying to imagine the hopes and dreams of the thousands who passed through her doors and the despair of so many who were not accepted. A must to see while here.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite things to visit from an American history standpoint. The people who poured into Ellis Island from around the world are our American people of today! Many things have been left the way they were at the time of its...More

Thank Megan B
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Jill S | Reviewed this property |
You get the ferry from Battery Park. You take your City Pass to the ticket office and they will give you a ticket for the boat. The ferry runs every 30 mins. We didn't book in advance.
Matthew E
13 September 2017|
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Response from swfnyc | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't answer that, since I came from the Manhattan side. I would suggest though that you book your ticket in advance, that way you don't have to stand in line, and as far as i remember there even is a special... More
Jan H
3 September 2017|
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Response from Trainbook | Reviewed this property |
We spent between 2 - 3 hours there. We did get fresh lemonade drink and pretzel to eat outside the building by the water. We did the tour of the building with a park ranger which really made everything come to life... More