Ellis Island, New York City

Hear the tales of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island when it served as the nation's busiest immigration inspection station, from 1892 to 1954. The immigration museum, housed in the station's main building, reveals details about the immigrants who came to the island and the staff who worked there. You can view informative displays, a short film, photos, art, and personal artifacts. Outside the museum, read the wall of honor for a partial list of the immigrants processed here. Before boarding a ferry to the island, be prepared for a thorough security check; sharp objects and large bags are forbidden. Purchase ferry tickets in advance to avoid waiting in long lines. A visit to Ellis Island represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New York City trip itinerary planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Combined this with a visit to the Statue, great place very informative and humbling. Get there early, restaurant good too.  more »
  • This location was on my bucket list. Both my grandfathers came through Ellis Island I enjoyed the pictures. My husband and I had a hard time with the audio device so we just read the descriptions This...  more »
  • When one takes the ferry to the statue of liberty, also includes the stop on this island, where is the Immigration Museum, this terminal where all migrants disembarked, and passed the migration controls, has an interesting collection of photos stories, articles of the time, signed books and belongings of people who entered America on this side is not very entertaining, but worth give one back to learn how it was entered to United States at the time. The surroundings of the island has a fantastic view of the skyline, nice to walk awhile its gardens.
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