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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  • Denise H.
    Denise HSeptember 29, 2015
    Look for your ancestors on the wall outside.
  • colleen b.
    Food here is great. Lots of organic options
  • Nate S.
    Nate StonecipherAugust 16, 2016
    Incredible piece of history. Everyone should come here at least once!
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprApril 30, 2016
    Ready for Ellis!
  • Elton J.
    Elton JulianNovember 8, 2012
    Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • The Foodster File
    The Foodster FileAugust 21, 2012
    Super Informative
  • Estela V.
    Learning and appreciating
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambinoAugust 23, 2014
    Sadly, the museum is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy
  • Rashida A.
    Rashida AmahtullahMay 24, 2012
    She appeared on the show "Upfront" by Gayle King in New York. She also sold one of her paintings to Sammy Davis Jr. around that time.
  • William H.
    William HohSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free water in the cafe. They have BOTH still water and sparkeling water.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    Approximately 40 percent of all Americans can trace their lineage back to at least one ancestor at Ellis Island. In total, 12 million immigrants first arrived stateside here. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Patricia D.
    "Is this a city on Earth, or a city in Heaven?"
  • Rashida A.
    Rashida AmahtullahMay 24, 2012
    the Ambassador for Arts and Culture registered in Washington D.Cs', US State Dept. water and acrylic paintings was appraised back in 1985 at 20g
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧June 11, 2016
    Poignant exhibition
  • Nahid
    NahidJuly 9, 2014
    Interesting but has more telling than showing.
  • Sheila T.
    Sheila ThomsonAugust 10, 2014
    The optional extra clips on the audio tour are excllent.
  • James C.
    James CAugust 8, 2014
    Great museum. With awesome exhibits. Check out the computers of the registry.
  • a blissful life.
    a blissful life.April 5, 2013
    Definitely worth every penny to walk through this historic building!
  • Paulucha
    PauluchaSeptember 2, 2016
    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.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesSeptember 28, 2012
    Did you know that Ellis Island used to be home to a fort called Fort Gibson. Read more
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossAugust 6, 2014
    Be warned. Whilst the waiting hall (pictured) is impressive, as is the view of Manhattan from the island, the exhibitions themselves are heavy on the reading. Go watch the presentation though.
  • Elena
    ElenaNovember 12, 2015
    The hard hat tour of the unrestored hospital complex is a must. Humbling and surreal.
  • JL
    JLSeptember 14, 2015
    Little small not so special. But interesting.
  • Anthony Z.
    Anthony ZacharzewskiApril 12, 2016
    If pressed for time, spend it here rather than at the Statue of Liberty. Amazing and moving.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2012
    Take a moment and observe the building itself, because it is a gorgeous example of Gilded Age architecture. Absolutely magnificent.
  • Dra C.
    Dra ChristienitzMay 16, 2010
    fascinating view...
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 5, 2014
    Look for your surname on the plaque outside.
  • 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
  • Ken S.
    Ken StuczynskiMay 6, 2016
    First floor had almost nothing to do with the actual place (general education), but the second and third floors were impressive.
  • Bryan D.
    Bryan DavisMay 1, 2016
    Make sure to allow enough time to see the diverse exhibits.
  • Rashida A.
    Rashida AmahtullahMay 24, 2012
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_is_Vilmadinah_GharibVi-Madinah Gharib is
  • 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.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 16, 2013
    Still currently closed from Hurricane Sandy damage, and not likely to reopen until 2014.
  • 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!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnApril 15, 2016
    Very informative and beautiful
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1, 2016
    You can spend three hours easily there. Eye-opening
  • Pierluigi V.
    Pierluigi VaccaneoMarch 20, 2012
  • Washington Square Hotel
    This museum is the symbol of the American immigrant experience. A must for those interested in US history.
  • Howcast
    HowcastAugust 11, 2011
    Want to continue to explore your family's past? Learn how to delve further into your ancestry with this video! http://ow.ly/60GcI Read more
  • Renee K.
    Renee KoppelmansAugust 28, 2016
    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
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertOctober 8, 2014
    Beautiful architecture. Don't miss the registration room!
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Lindsay G.
    Lindsay GrandFebruary 12, 2010
    because one trip is not enough.
  • LLOYD L.
    LLOYD LLOYDNovember 6, 2012
    #NonstopNYC Ellis island is awese!!
  • Erika
    ErikaJune 4, 2015
    Imperdível! 😍
  • Josh A.
    Josh AntonioJune 12, 2016
    Loved learning about the history of the imagrants and the journeys they took.
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoOctober 26, 2011
    "Ellis Island is home to the immigration museum, which you can reach by ferry or flimsy homemade raft." - Conan O'Brien
  • Michele L.
    Michele LecknerAugust 4, 2014
    Be advised, if you buy the high dollar drinks on the boat you better drink them before getting here. No drinks or food allowed inside. Other than that, very cool museum
  • Holly H.
    Holly H.July 30, 2014
    Most of the artifacts are still in storage since hurricane Sandy. The buildings are gorgeous but be prepared to read a lot. The audio tour is a must if you don't go on a guided tour
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ContoisJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Most people pass over this place on their way to the statue. Be sure to spend some time and discover the historical role of the island both in terms of immigration and national identity.
  • Jan S.
    Jan SichermannFebruary 12, 2012
    In 1907, Ellis Island experienced the busiest single day in its history, when 11747 immigrants were admitted to the country within less than 12 hours.
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