Travel — New York City, NY
New York City Attractions
— Ellis Island Immigration Museum
— American Immigrant Wall of Honor
Ellis Island — Historic Site
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
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
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
everything to come to
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
port they entered?
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!
Open daily year-round
Extended hours during summer months. Closed Christmas Day.
Getting to Ellis Island
Ferry transportation is provided to Ellis Island from Battery Park, NY and
Liberty State Park, New Jersey.
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
Schedules & Tickets
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 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.
Fun Cruises & Helicopter Tours (Seasonal)
Fun NYC Cruises — get great views of
the Statue of Liberty
- Statue of Liberty
- 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
More Fun NY Tours
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty Trivia & History
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