Ellis Island Immigration Museum

History Museum
Ellis Island, Jersey City
  • Brandon
    "Worth the trip to get a glimpse of your ancestors steps."(7 Tips)
    Holly H.
    "The audio tour is a must if you don't go on a guided tour"(6 Tips)
    John B.
    "... check it out after the Statue of Liberty."(4 Tips)
    Sarah L.
    "museum is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy"(5 Tips)
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  • Jacques R.
    Jacques RavooOctober 21
    If you book a guided tour you will totally enjoy it. They know so much.
  • Paolo L.
    Paolo LimSeptember 27
    Don't miss the opportunity to trace your ancestors' immigration history in the US.
  • Paulucha
    PauluchaSeptember 2
    It was awesome to see it after being in Gdynia immigration museum - the other side of Ellis Island - in Gdynia people started their journey to USA.
  • Renee K.
    Dont try to do everything at once. Take your time and go early! Take the first or second ferry over and it's not too crazy busy
  • Tylzia M.
    Tylzia MooreAugust 19
    I like the interactive tours. A great place to take kids to learn their country's history.
  • Nate S.
    Incredible piece of history. Everyone should come here at least once!
  • Lau J.
    Lau JamilisAugust 13
    It's really interesting and the audio guide is awesome to explain the process of immigration, and how was the experience of the people in different cases
  • John B.
    Really good museum, save a good amount of time to check it out after the Statue of Liberty.
  • Josh A.
    Loved learning about the history of the imagrants and the journeys they took.
  • Jeff R.
    Poignant exhibition
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1
    You can spend three hours easily there. Eye-opening
  • Simone P.
    Mmmh nothing special, just historical site...
  • Ken S.
    First floor had almost nothing to do with the actual place (general education), but the second and third floors were impressive.
  • Bryan D.
    Make sure to allow enough time to see the diverse exhibits.
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprApril 30
    Big part of American History
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprApril 30
    Ready for Ellis!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnApril 15
    Very informative and beautiful
  • Anthony Z.
    If pressed for time, spend it here rather than at the Statue of Liberty. Amazing and moving.
  • Cheyenne S.
    Powerful and historical. Make sure you have enough time to look on all of the rooms and floors.
  • Lizzie H.
    Informative, but you'll only enjoy this if you're a history lover or if you have a personal connection to an immigrant that passed through Ellis Island.
  • Evandro G.
    Evandro GussiFebruary 3
    Very good place.
  • André C.
    André CherinJanuary 21
    Beautiful museum that tells the story of millions of immigrants. Really amazing.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerDecember 31, 2015
    Incredible history. Very educational. I HIGHLY recommend a few hours here. Get the audio tour, very informative.
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceDecember 13, 2015
    Donald Trump could use some schoolin' here
  • Elena
    ElenaNovember 12, 2015
    The hard hat tour of the unrestored hospital complex is a must. Humbling and surreal.
  • Emiliano S.
    Emiliano SeveroniOctober 27, 2015
    Great museum, a piece of history of America and of all the people that came there from all over the world in the first half of last century.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HSeptember 29, 2015
    Look for your ancestors on the wall outside.
  • Trinity W.
    Trinity WolamuteSeptember 26, 2015
    nice museum!
  • JL
    JLSeptember 14, 2015
    Little small not so special. But interesting.
  • Srijan C.
    Srijan ChakrabortySeptember 9, 2015
    Learn how this land became the country of immigrants. You can easily spend 3 hours here. Very Informative
  • Leo N.
    Leo N-BAugust 23, 2015
    The museum is OK-ish, but the boat ride from Battery Park out to the island is worth the trip. You don't have to stop at the Statue of Liberty.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrowneJuly 23, 2015
    Very historic
  • Some G.
    Some GuyJune 13, 2015
    This place is cool
  • Erika
    ErikaJune 4, 2015
    Imperdível! 😍
  • Brandon
    BrandonJune 1, 2015
    Worth the trip to get a glimpse of your ancestors steps. There isn't a physical log book with the names. You can find it all online.
  • Hilary T.
    Hilary TomenyMay 30, 2015
    Wish they'd told us half the museum isn't even on display right now
  • AJ J.
    AJ JacobsMay 25, 2015
    Ellis Island is a must see for anyone interested in learning about their cousins.
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACSMay 18, 2015
    What can I say, if you are looking for your #Immigrant roots, this is the place to be
  • Estela V.
    Learning and appreciating
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokMarch 17, 2015
    Don't skip out on this. More interesting than the statue of Liberty if you are even a little interested in history. Audio tour is good.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NixonMarch 8, 2015
    Interesting place, awesome history. Many items normally on display have not been returned after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Eva
    EvaDecember 19, 2014
    A must see, obviously.
  • Wen Z.
    Wen ZhengDecember 18, 2014
    Nice here...very impressive ...
  • Jen B.
    Jen BorusOctober 12, 2014
    Be sure to go to the research room with computers to look up your own immigrant ancestors (warning -they only allow 30 minutes). Also, use the advanced filter option to narrow the search!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertOctober 8, 2014
    Beautiful architecture. Don't miss the registration room!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithOctober 5, 2014
    Great museum... Great pics of the skyline from outside
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    Look for your surname on the plaque outside.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambinoAugust 23, 2014
    Sadly, the museum is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy
  • Olivia P.
    Olivia PritchettAugust 22, 2014
    I thought it was great and everything but I was EXTREMELY surprised and disappointed that none of the artifacts in any of the exhibits were there due to Hurricane Sandy.... -__- 😠
  • Sheila T.
    Sheila ThomsonAugust 10, 2014
    The optional extra clips on the audio tour are excllent.
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