Ellis Island Museum

Ellis Island
While you don’t need a ticket to enter the Statue of Liberty Museum or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, tickets are required to board ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. All ferry ticketing is run through Statue Cruises, which is the on... more
While you don’t need a ticket to enter the Statue of Liberty Museum or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, tickets are required to board ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. All ferry ticketing is run through Statue Cruises, which is the only vendor authorized to provide tickets and transportation to Liberty and Ellis Islands. No other ferry company can give you access to the Islands. Arrive to Ferry Service as early as possible, lines tend to be long in good weather! The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex and tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of the American people. From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the largest port of entry and inspection to the United States of America. Inspections of passengers arriving from around the glo be after frequently arduous sea crossings took place here in the Registry Room (or Great Hall), where doctors inspected every immigrant for signs of illness. Ellis Island is a great place to explore American immigration hi... more

While you don’t need a ticket to enter the Statue of Liberty Museum or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, tickets are required to board ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. All ferry ticketing is run through Statue Cruises, which is the only vendor authorized to provide tickets and transportation to Liberty and Ellis Islands. No other ferry company can give you access to the Islands.

Arrive to Ferry Service as early as possible, lines tend to be long in good weather!

The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex and tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of the American people.

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the largest port of entry and inspection to the United States of America. Inspections of passengers arriving from around the glo be after frequently arduous sea crossings took place here in the Registry Room (or Great Hall), where doctors inspected every immigrant for signs of illness. Ellis Island is a great place to explore American immigration history, and trace family roots, particularly at the American Immigrant Wall of Honor. Watch the award-winning documentary film Island of Hope, Island of Tears, and learn more about the Peopling of America.

An Audio Tour through Ellis Island Immigration Museum, retraces the immigrants' first steps through this gateway to the New World. It is available at the museum in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Public Tours are periodically conducted by Park Rangers.


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Ellis Island
New York, NY
(212) 363-3200
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Admission And Tickets

From $24.50 per person.

Note: These rates are the price for the round trip ferry ride to the island. The ferry ticket includes entrance to Ellis Island. National Park Service passes DO NOT cover the price of the ferry ticket.

This Week's Hours

FALL/WINTER/SPRING
Daily: 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day

SUMMER (through Labor Day)
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sat&Sun: 8:30am-6:00pm

NOTE: Last ferry leaves for statue at 4:00pm
Please allow for ferry transportation time in your schedule. With lines and the 15 minute ride, it may take an hour to an hour and a half to reach Liberty Island.

Nearby Subway

  • to South Ferry
  • to Whitehall Street - South Ferry
  • to Bowling Green

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