1. Travel
James Martin

The Red Star Line - 12 Days, Antwerp to New York

By January 1, 2013

Follow me on:

The Red Star Line carried 2.7 million passengers to Ellis Island between 1873 and 1934, many of them Central and Eastern European immigrants looking to make their fortunes in the New Land. Among them were some notables; folks like Albert Einstein and Irvin Berlin also made the 12 day  journey.

This fall you'll be able to learn the story of that immigration:

In 2013, the Red Star Line Museum will open in the historic warehouses of the Red Star Line shipping company in Antwerp. Visitors to the museum embark on a moving journey, retracing the footsteps of emigrants such as Irving Berlin and Golda Meir.

The Museum is expected to open in the line's historic warehouses on September 27th of 2013.

Find out more about: The Red Star Line Museum | Antwerp

March 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm
(1) Jim says:

I’ve been waiting for the museum and thought it would be in the Spring of 2013 so plans are made to be in Antwerp in July. My grandmother passed through here in 1893. Do you know if in July there is any way I could at least visit the buildings even though the museum is not ready to open? Or know of any one I contact to see if there is any way? Thank you

May 20, 2013 at 2:58 am
(2) David says:

The museum is a construction site still and not possible to visit inside as of today May 19th. The outside is not really that interesting.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.