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U.S. Travel — New York City, NY
New York City Attractions
Ellis Island
— Ellis Island Immigration Museum
— American Immigrant Wall of Honor

 

Ellis Island — Historic Site
Ellis Island (a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument) is one of the nation's most popular historic sites. Located on 27 1/2 acres of land, off the southern tip of Manhattan Island, in New York City, Ellis Island is visited by more than three million people from around the world every year.

Between 1892 and 1924, 25 million immigrants passed through New York Harbor's gateway to freedom. Of all the people who came to Ellis Island, 90% were cleared through and 98% stayed in America. Today, one American in three claims to have an ancestor who passed through Ellis Island.



People will come to Ellis Island for a long time to celebrate the history of America and the history of immigration — it's an icon of America!

Catch a ferry across from Manhattan or New Jersey to Ellis Island and enjoy great views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City's magnificent skyline. Free Public Tours of Ellis Island are offered daily by the National Park Service.

The American Immigrant
Wall of Honor

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor overlooks the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. It's the largest Wall of names in the world, displaying over 700,000 names of individuals who risked everything to come to America.

Look for your family’s name on the Wall of Honor, or search databases (by name or ship) to find specific individuals and trace your roots.

Did you know that you can have your family name inscribed for posterity at Ellis Island, regardless of when they came to America or through which port they entered?



Inside Ellis Island Great Hall, Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, NY

Ellis Island
Immigration Museum

Plan on spending a couple of hours at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Take a self-guided tour and see life-size photos of early-20th-century immigrants and historical artifacts. The museum is very educational and there's a lot to see — it makes a fun family-day outing!

Ellis Island Museum Hours
Open daily year-round
9:30am-5pm

Extended hours during summer months. Closed Christmas Day.

FREE admission.

More Info
Ellis Island


Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, NY

Getting to Ellis Island
Ferry transportation is provided to Ellis Island from Battery Park, NY and Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

Ferry Hours
9am-5pm daily.
Extended Summer hours.

Lines can be long, especially during peak tourist season, so the earlier you arrive, the better.

Note: Visitors to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty must pass through security screening before boarding the ferry. Allow at least 1-1/2 hours to stand in line before boarding the ferry.

Ferry Schedules & Tickets
Ferry Schedules & Tickets
1-877-LADY TIX
or 1-877-523-9849

 

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Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, NY

Save Time, Skip the Line!

Ellis Island Immigration Museum & Statue  of Libert Ferry Ticket

Redeem your New York City Explorer Pass at the CitySights NY Visitor Center in Times Square for a Ferry Ticket to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Statue of Liberty.

This ticket allows you to Skip the Ticket Line in Battery Park before you board the ferry — and the lines can be extremely long on weekends, holidays and during peak season!

Buy NYC Explorer Pass


Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, NY

Inside Ellis Island Great Hall, Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, NY

Ellis Island Museum
— Fun Event Location
Plan a fun day out with your Team. Ellis Island Immigration Museum has Meeting and Event space for 1,000+ people. It's a unique venue for an off-site event.


Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, NY

Fun Cruises & Helicopter Tours (Seasonal)
Fun NYC Cruises — get great views of the Statue of Liberty

  • Statue of Liberty
    Express Cruise
  • Manhattan Island Cruise
  • NY Beast Speedboat Ride
  • New York Liberty Cruise
    (Get greats view of the NY Skyline, Ellis Island and Lady Liberty)

Fun Helicopter Tours —
Great Aerial Views of the
Statue of Liberty

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