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Ellis Island

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Frick Collection

Both are endorsed by professionals. On balance, Frick Collection scores significantly better than Ellis Island. Frick Collection comes in at #2 in New York City with recommendations from 9 reviews such as concierge.com, Not For Tourists and Lonely Planet.

Both are endorsed by professionals. On balance, Frick Collection scores significantly better than Ellis Island. Frick Collection comes in at #2 in New York City with recommendations from 9 reviews such as concierge.com, Not For Tourists and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
93
#8 in New York City
location

New York Harbor, New York City, NY 10017

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Roughly 12 million immigrants passed through this island as they entered America from the late 1800s through the mid-1950s, sometimes at the rate of thousands a day.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The island's main building, now a national monument, reopened in 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which is divided into four major exhibit areas. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of New York’s most moving sights, the restored Ellis Island opened in 1990, slightly north of Liberty Island. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    An icon of mythical proportions for the descendents of those who passed through here, this island and its hulking building served as New York’s main immigration station from 1892 until 1954. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Ellis Island is situated about halfway between lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Full Review →

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98
#2 in New York City

1 E. 70th St., New York, NY 10021

  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    A real find among the city's museums, this collection housed in an exquisite Beaux Arts mansion on the Upper East Side represents the personal holdings of Henry Clay Frick.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Everything here is a highlight. The Portico Gallery, an enclosed portico along the building's 5th Avenue garden, houses the museum's growing collection of sculpture. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Henry Clay Frick could afford to be an avid collector of European art after amassing a fortune as a pioneer in the coke and steel industries at the turn of the 20th century. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This spectacular art collection sits in a mansion built by prickly steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, one of the many such residences that made up Millionaires’ Row. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    One of the world's most distinguished small museums, the Frick offers a unique opportunity to view an exceptional trove of Old Masters paintings. Full Review →

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