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Plan Your Ellis Island Trip to See Where Ancestors Walked
Visiting Ellis Island should be one of the top activities when visiting NYC for a few reasons. First, it was the most well-known immigration center in the world during the turn of the 20th century. (That means you or someone you know likely had an ancestor pass through here to chase the American Dream!) Second, it’s a well-preserved piece of history that shouldn’t be forgotten. Third, it’s on an island near the Statue of Liberty, so you can easily book a combined tour to see them both in one trip.
So to prepare you for your trip to Ellis Island, we’ve put together a few helpful articles for how to visit, things to see, and a brief history of this remarkable building. And since you won’t be spending an entire day there too, we’ve also added a few cool things to check out about this incredible city of New York.
Top Ellis Island and New York City Tours
New York City is full of things to do and most activities are pretty reasonable considering what you get. You can take a tour of the Met, visit the Statue of Liberty, or head to the top of One World Trade Center. Many activities, like walking around Central Park or visiting Ground Zero, are even free!
Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Tours
The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most recognized landmark representing the United States and what it stands for. And not too far away is the iconic Ellis Island. Make a day of it by booking a combination tour that easily takes you to these two historic islands.
Tours of The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art—or the Met for short—is undoubtedly the premiere classical gallery in NYC and one of the leading museums on Earth. It is home to statues by Bernini, paintings by New York’s own Jackson Pollock, and even an Egyptian temple commission by Emperor Augustus!
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