My cousin was here visiting last week, and we took the boat out to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. We decided one was better from afar, but we got off to explore the stories of people who had experienced a time that seemed terrifying and incredible to us. As someone who has no direct ties to Ellis Island, I can tell you that visiting the museum there is well worth your time (and the cash) no matter your lineage. Don’t be shy about going up to all the floors and peeking into all the rooms. Truly a moving experience.