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Ellis Island was the most active American immigration inspection station from 1892 to 1954 making it the first piece of land millions of immigrants set foot on in their new home. Today it remains a landmark where that hope for a better tomorrow remains.
Getting there is half the fun! A $18 ticket will take you on a humbling cruise through the Upper New York Bay to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island.
Bonus: head to the information desk for a complimentary tour at the top of the hour for a guided tour, no ticket required.
Take the ferry a little further north to visit Liberty Island and experience the nation’s symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, up close and personal.
Dive deeper into the experience of arriving at Ellis Island with a 90-minute hard hat tour of the Hospital Complex. Purchase tickets in advance.
Did you know, for example, that a 1998 ruling by the Supreme Court determined that most of the island belongs to New Jersey, not New York?
You can get to Ellis Island by taking a ferry operated by Statue Cruises from either Communipaw Terminal in Liberty State Park or Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. Reserving your tickets ahead of time is recommended.
Generally you won’t need more than a couple hours to take in these sights, but you can set your own pace visiting Ellis Island and Liberty Island - the ferries depart every 20 minutes.
The $18 ferry ticket grants access to both of the islands.
- When to visitHours vary throughout the year, so make sure you plan ahead and note the first and last ferries! Closed Christmas.
- What is the price?Adult tickets start at just $18 and go upwards depending on tour packages and perks.
- Will I need a guide?A guide is a great idea to help you understand the historical context of this iconic American monument.
- How to get therePublic transportation to the ferry departure points at Battery Park and Liberty State Park is recommended!
- Additional tips
- Visitors and their belongings are subject to screening before boarding the ferry.
- A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow for the visit on a first come, first service basis.
What People Are Saying About Ellis Island
Booked online before we left for New York. Very well organised and we were lucky enough to have brilliant sunshine to make the most of the superb views of New York. Statue of Liberty was brilliant to see up close and personal and Ellis Island was very interesting. Great that you can get off the boat and take as long as you want to wander round each place before you catch the next available ferry. All in all, a very enjoyable trip.
Great tour given by a great tour guide Allie who was extremely organised, informative and fun!
Great 5 hour highlight of NY. Jeff was fun and knowledgeable - and his recommendations for places to eat were great!
The constant rain that day did not damper the excitement of Ellis Island. We had already been to the Statue of Liberty which the rain felt more like a hurricane walking around it. But the exhibits and material at Ellis Island can take days to go around. What an interesting and informative place!
Amanda was our guide and did N outstanding job. She was knowlegeable, articulate , and personable. Highly recommend