Next up was Ellis Island! Millions of people can trace their ancestry back here. I find it all so fascinating! I admire all the brave people who sought out for a better life here in America. Their stories are all so inspiring!
I was so impressed by the architecture of the building. Things aren’t made like this anymore. If you think about it this was just a big terminal but they still made it beautiful. Now a days it would be so blah. But here, no detail was overlooked.
From 1954 to the early 80’s, Ellis Island was like a ghost town. No one ever went there or kept it up. Finally in the early 80’s the city decided to turn it into a museum. When they started to clean it they said it was like stepping back in time.
Whether you live in the city or are just visiting, these places are a must stop! And if you get hungry there are restaurants on both islands. Be sure to bring your cameras!