Ellis Island

Island · Ellis Island
New York, NY 10004, United States
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    "picnic – the island that welcomed millions of immigrants"(12 Tips)
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    "At least half of Americans have had one ancestor visit the island."(5 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "your family roots."(2 Tips)
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    "visit to the statue’s crown and Ellis Island museum"(5 Tips)
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  • April M.

    nice museum

    April Mundine · September 26
  • Ryan A.

    The line to get in is super long

    Ryan Ambs · August 30
  • Zachary P.

    Very interesting! Worth a visit. Make sure to see the half-hourly movie for a good summary

    Zachary Pfeiffer · August 11
  • Kathryn P.

    Do a hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital complex. You won't regret it.

  • Clarice M.

    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.

    Clarice Mish · June 25
  • Daniel V.

    Nice Museum

  • Allison L.

    "Wait, no Global Entry?"

    Allison Loftus · May 27
  • Paco M.

    And incredible #Landmark for any #Immigrant that wants to search for his roots

    Paco MD FACS · May 18
  • Chris N.

    Lots of displayed items have not been returned since Hurricane Sandy.

    Chris Nixon · March 8
  • Benjie B.

    Love to see the Liberty Statue. ! 👍

    Benjie Bautista Jr · November 30, 2014
  • Michael L.

    Incredible views of Manhattan and New Jersey!

    Michael Lambert · October 10, 2014
  • Gothamist

    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

    Gothamist · September 30, 2014
  • Ben L.

    Freedom. America. History.

    Ben Lohmann · September 24, 2014
  • Nahid

    More tell than show.

    Nahid · July 9, 2014
  • Nahid

    Great view of Manhattan.

    Nahid · July 9, 2014
  • Olga G.

    Awesome atmosphere as well as lemonade and ice cream

    Olga Grebeniuk · July 2, 2014
  • Kevin B.

    A must do! Very educational. Wonderful lesson in the history of the people of our nation.

    Kevin Bateman · June 28, 2014
  • Wade W.

    Very neat to see an important part of the USA melting pot.

    Wade Williamson · June 25, 2014
  • Daniel H.

    Not much to see here, honestly, but you need to go to sign up for reports/records/etc. Can't do that online

    Daniel H · June 25, 2014
  • Janay W.

    Island of hope, island of tears

    Janay Winter · April 12, 2014
  • Vladimir T.

    dont travel on Sunday, there are many peoe((

    Vladimir Timchuk · April 7, 2014
  • Lynda H.

    Wish we had more time to spend here and see more.

    Lynda Hrycak · March 25, 2014
  • Kayla S.

    exceeded my expectations! Lots of neat history, & ways of finding out family information. I'd go back!

    Kayla Stegall · February 15, 2014
  • The Corcoran Group

    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!

    The Corcoran Group · July 16, 2013
  • 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

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 19, 2013
  • Jerry S.

    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.

    Jerry Stebbins · November 17, 2012
  • Denise S.

    Comfy shoes must! A definite must-see when in NYC

    Denise S-W · November 14, 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.

    HISTORY · November 9, 2012
  • Shermans Travel

    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

    Shermans Travel · August 9, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    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

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
  • Joshua C.

    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!

    Joshua Contois · July 14, 2012
  • Jake S.

    Try to get here early; pack a bag and make a day of it, because there is a lot to do.

    Jake Smith · May 20, 2012
  • ✨#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!

    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨ · May 11, 2012
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Ellis Island is definitely a moving way to connect with the country’s multicultural history, especially if you have a relative who arrived here. We also love the views of the Statue of Liberty. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · May 1, 2012
  • Saving Places

    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.

    Saving Places · April 26, 2012
  • Karla G.

    Try the Fish & Chips - Some of the best ever!!

    Karla Gamboa · February 23, 2012
  • D'Agostino Supermarkets

    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!

    D'Agostino Supermarkets · January 31, 2012
  • Viator.com

    Almost 50% of Americans have an ancestor who arrived here! Read more

    Viator.com · January 25, 2012
  • Shawn S.

    Audio is great.

    Shawn Saunders · December 17, 2011
  • Daniel & Caroline R.

    Great day trip if you're interested in history!

    Daniel & Caroline R. · December 5, 2011
  • Stephanie S.

    Purchasing audio really helps! Check out meticulous screening process immigrants had to go through on second floor.

    Stephanie S. · November 15, 2011
  • Nasser A.

    How ironic is it for a foreigner to hold the Ellis Island mayorship!

    Nasser AlQatami · November 14, 2011
  • Andrew C.

    2nd boat stop.

    Andrew Christian · November 8, 2011
  • Maria C.

    11,747 immigrants were processed through Ellis island on April 17, 1907 - the highest number ever recorded.

    Maria Cruz Lee · November 1, 2011
  • kiramonkey

    The audio set/tour is really key to understanding this place fully.

    kiramonkey · October 9, 2011
  • Greg C.

    Take the ferry from liberty state park in NJ no lines

    Greg C. · October 5, 2011
  • Corey Y.

    Bring a jacket as the ride & island can be breezy and cold for some

    Corey Y · October 2, 2011
  • Sara-Jean L.

    Kettle chips in the cafeteria are fabulous!

    Sara-Jean Lipmen · September 25, 2011
  • Sheina L.

    40s on the roof deck

    Sheina Levine · August 13, 2011
  • Melissa E.

    Don't leave without checking out the view!!

    Melissa Elliott · August 11, 2011

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