Ellis Island

Ellis Island, New York
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  • Dora
    "picnic – the island that welcomed millions of immigrants"(12 Tips)
    "Almost 50% of Americans have an ancestor who arrived here!"(5 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "ferry from either Battery Park or Liberty State Park"(2 Tips)
    Sara .
    "Lovely views and a great museum."(8 Tips)
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  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾June 27, 2017
    Lovely views and a great museum.
  • Bettina K.
    Bettina KastFebruary 12, 2017
    Visit the museum
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusJanuary 8, 2017
    A historical landmark! Amazing way to find out my daughters' paternal and maternal side came here from Europe!
  • Mrfantastic8000
    Mrfantastic8000July 4, 2016
    Lots of historical information. Give your self plenty of time to enjoy and see full archive of info presented.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FJune 1, 2016
    I didn't expect to pass so much time in this museum. Very eye opening
  • Viktor K.
    Viktor KostikMarch 16, 2016
    Very interesting to take a look at the past.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaMarch 9, 2016
    Take your time looking at all of the exhibits. You can learn a lot
  • Henrique S.
    Henrique SalesFebruary 12, 2016
    Really windy. Bring warm clothes.
  • L B.
    L BJanuary 5, 2016
    Lots to see must go back and visit
  • Pebbles T.
    Pebbles The Citrus PupSeptember 26, 2015
    nice museum
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsAugust 30, 2015
    The line to get in is super long
  • Zachary P.
    Zachary PfeifferAugust 11, 2015
    Very interesting! Worth a visit. Make sure to see the half-hourly movie for a good summary
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsJuly 1, 2015
    Do a hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital complex. You won't regret it.
  • Clarice M.
    Clarice MishJune 25, 2015
    Ellis Island is a great way to better understand our ancestors and everything they did to make a better life for themselves and, ultimately, for us as their descendants.
  • Daniel V.
    Nice Museum
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateMay 27, 2015
    "Wait, no Global Entry?"
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACSMay 18, 2015
    And incredible #Landmark for any #Immigrant that wants to search for his roots
  • Chris N.
    Chris NixonMarch 8, 2015
    Lots of displayed items have not been returned since Hurricane Sandy.
  • Benjie B.
    Benjie Bautista JrNovember 30, 2014
    Love to see the Liberty Statue. ! 👍
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertOctober 10, 2014
    Incredible views of Manhattan and New Jersey!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistSeptember 30, 2014
    Starting today, Ellis Island's historic south side will open to the public. Artist JR has created an art installation throughout the abandoned buildings there, titled "Unframed—Ellis Island". 10/1. Read more
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannSeptember 24, 2014
    Freedom. America. History.
  • Nahid
    NahidJuly 9, 2014
    More tell than show.
  • Nahid
    NahidJuly 9, 2014
    Great view of Manhattan.
  • Olga G.
    Olga GrebeniukJuly 2, 2014
    Awesome atmosphere as well as lemonade and ice cream
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BatemanJune 28, 2014
    A must do! Very educational. Wonderful lesson in the history of the people of our nation.
  • Wade W.
    Wade WilliamsonJune 25, 2014
    Very neat to see an important part of the USA melting pot.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HJune 25, 2014
    Not much to see here, honestly, but you need to go to sign up for reports/records/etc. Can't do that online
  • Janay W.
    Janay WinterApril 12, 2014
    Island of hope, island of tears
  • Vladimir T.
    Vladimir TimchukApril 7, 2014
    dont travel on Sunday, there are many peoe((
  • Lynda H.
    Lynda HrycakMarch 25, 2014
    Wish we had more time to spend here and see more.
  • Kayla S.
    Kayla StegallFebruary 15, 2014
    exceeded my expectations! Lots of neat history, & ways of finding out family information. I'd go back!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 16, 2013
    Capture a true piece of American history by searching your family roots. Take the ferry from either Battery Park or Liberty State Park - it's a lovely ride during the summer!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Over 100 million Americans can trace their families to this arrival point for immigrants who came by steamship from 1892 to 1954. - Green Guide Editor
  • Jerry S.
    Jerry StebbinsNovember 17, 2012
    12 million immigrants came through Ellis Island between 1892 - 1954. We had more then that cross into the USA as illegals and when Arizona tried to stop this flow... The DOJ sued to stop that action.
  • Denise S.
    Denise S-WNovember 14, 2012
    Comfy shoes must! A definite must-see when in NYC
    HISTORYNovember 9, 2012
    Opened in 1892, Ellis Island served as a federal immigration station for more than 60 years until it closed in 1954. Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 9, 2012
    A top attraction for kids is the carefully restored Main Building's computerized Passenger Record, which lets visitors trace loved ones’ lineage as far back as 1892 (for free!). Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 20, 2012
    Hiding in plain sight, the abandoned South Side Hospitals were one of the largest public health undertakings in US history. See photographs of the amazing buildings at Read more
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ContoisJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    While the island served a very important role in terms of immigration, it is also architecturally unique. Be sure to ask a park ranger for notes on construction and engineering!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2012
    Try to get here early; pack a bag and make a day of it, because there is a lot to do.
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    Great place to come and learn and appreciate the stories of many different immigrants who entered Ellis Island. You might be able to find some of your ancestors too!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 26, 2012
    More than one million immigrants were treated in the un-restored US Public Health Service buildings, the only remaining example of a pavilion style hospital, designed to control the spread of disease.
  • Karla G.
    Karla GamboaFebruary 23, 2012
    Try the Fish & Chips - Some of the best ever!!
  • D'Agostino Supermarkets
    D'Agostino SupermarketsJanuary 31, 2012
    Between 1892-1954, Ellis Island welcomed roughly 12 million immigrants to America. At least half of Americans have had one ancestor visit the island. That's some odds!
  • Viator.com
    Viator.comJanuary 25, 2012
    Almost 50% of Americans have an ancestor who arrived here! Read more
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SaundersDecember 17, 2011
    Audio is great.
  • Daniel & Caroline R.
    Daniel & Caroline R.December 5, 2011
    Great day trip if you're interested in history!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie S.November 15, 2011
    Purchasing audio really helps! Check out meticulous screening process immigrants had to go through on second floor.
  • Nasser A.
    Nasser AlQatamiNovember 14, 2011
    How ironic is it for a foreigner to hold the Ellis Island mayorship!
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