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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  • I have been to new york many times but never been to Ellis island, this time i made a point to go, i did not find it very interesting, and found it quire repetitive,the building is quite grand and nic...  more »
  • Very nice attraction. Impressive and have a lot of tours, some are free.. I liked the attraction of the items donated by people who went through Ellis Island.. Nice attaraction  more »
  • It is a must-see. It is advisable to know the history or rent an audio tour to understand the historical significance of Ellis Island and know what happened over the years. It is a must-see and more if you plan to visit the statue of liberty.
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