The line to get in is super long
Very interesting! Worth a visit. Make sure to see the half-hourly movie for a good summary
Do a hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital complex. You won't regret it.
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.
"Wait, no Global Entry?"
And incredible #Landmark for any #Immigrant that wants to search for his roots
Lots of displayed items have not been returned since Hurricane Sandy.
Love to see the Liberty Statue. ! 👍
Incredible views of Manhattan and New Jersey!
Freedom. America. History.
More tell than show.
Great view of Manhattan.
Awesome atmosphere as well as lemonade and ice cream
A must do! Very educational. Wonderful lesson in the history of the people of our nation.
Very neat to see an important part of the USA melting pot.
Not much to see here, honestly, but you need to go to sign up for reports/records/etc. Can't do that online
Island of hope, island of tears
dont travel on Sunday, there are many peoe((
Wish we had more time to spend here and see more.
exceeded my expectations! Lots of neat history, & ways of finding out family information. I'd go back!
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!
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
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.
Comfy shoes must! A definite must-see when in NYC
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.
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!
Try to get here early; pack a bag and make a day of it, because there is a lot to do.
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!
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.
Try the Fish & Chips - Some of the best ever!!
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!
Audio is great.
Great day trip if you're interested in history!
Purchasing audio really helps! Check out meticulous screening process immigrants had to go through on second floor.
How ironic is it for a foreigner to hold the Ellis Island mayorship!
2nd boat stop.
11,747 immigrants were processed through Ellis island on April 17, 1907 - the highest number ever recorded.
The audio set/tour is really key to understanding this place fully.
Take the ferry from liberty state park in NJ no lines
Bring a jacket as the ride & island can be breezy and cold for some
Kettle chips in the cafeteria are fabulous!
40s on the roof deck
Don't leave without checking out the view!!