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Ellis Island

VISITOR INFORMATION

LOCATION

Harbor Islands.

GETTING THERE

Statue Cruises ferry provides daily service from Battery Park, Manhattan and from the Central Railroad Terminal building in Liberty State Park, NJ.

Get map & directions to NY departure point or NJ departure point.

HOURS

Open daily, 9:30am-5:15pm.

ACCESSIBILITY

Ferries are wheelchair accessible as are the Ellis Island museum and outside grounds. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information on the history of Ellis Island is available in Braille at the information desk, and the video exhibitry in the main building contains captioning. Guided tours are available for free in American Sign Language. Get more information.

PETS

Are pets allowed?

CONTACT

Ellis Island (NPS), 212-363-3200
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Foundation, 212-561-4588

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Battery Park
Battery Park City
Castle Clinton
Governors Island
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Statue of Liberty

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Ellis Island

The portal to America for 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924



TICKETS
statuecruises.com
877-LADY-TIX
(877-523-9849)

MORE INFO
Ellis Island Overview

This Ellis Island FAQ answers frequently asked questions about Ellis Island and immigration history.

History of Ellis Island

  1. Why and when did Ellis Island become an immigration center?
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  2. Where were immigrants processed before?
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  3. Where have immigrants been processed since?
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  4. How many immigrants came through Ellis Island overall?
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  5. Who are some of the famous immigrants that came through Ellis Island?
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The Immigrant Experience

  1. What was the voyage to Ellis Island like?
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  2. How long was the trip?
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  3. How were immigrants processed?
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Visiting Ellis Island

  1. What can I see and do on Ellis Island?
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  2. How can I look up immigrants who came through Ellis Island?
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Things to Do

Site Tours

DAILY, schedule posted at Info Desk

Immigration Museum

Historic Ferry Building Tours

TUE, THUR & FRI, 11:30am & 2:30pm (reservations required)

Other Activities

American Family Immigration Center, American Immigrant Wall of Honor, Ellis Island Living Theater, Island of Hope, Island of Fears documentary, audio tours, The Peopling of America exhibit and other temporary exhibits.