Ellis Island Museum

Ellis Island

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 mil... more

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, Ge... more

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

Ferry Fees are tiered, please follow ticket link:
Adults (ages 13 years & older): $18.50 - $21.50
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & over): $14.00 - $17.00
Children (ages 4 through 12): $9.00 -
Infants 3 and under: Free
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

Access to Liberty and Ellis Islands is by Statue Cruises ferries only. Tickets are sold by type, date, and time at statuecruises.com. The first ferry departs at 8:30 am and the last departs at either 3:30pm or 5:00pm depending on season. Once on the island you can stay until the last ferry departs, which changes seasonally. The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island are open every day except December 25, weather permitting. Be aware that Hard Hat tickets usually sell out in advance.

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 Ellis Island.

Nearby Subway

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

Upcoming Events

The American Family Immigration History Center

This is an exciting interactive area at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. You can access the passenger records of the ships that landed some 22 million immigrants, crewmembers, and other passengers at the Port of New York and Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924. More than 100 million Americans may fin... [ + ]d records of their family's beginnings in the new world here. To prepare for your search, gather as much information as you can, such as: the passenger's first and last names; approximate year of arrival; "ethnicity" (which may include race, nationality, and religion); approximate age on arrival; ship of travel; port of departure; and whether the passenger traveled with other family members. Experienced volunteers can provide guidance so visitors can view manifests and ship images from their ancestor's journey.

11/12/2019 09:30 AM
Tue, November 12
9:30AM
$
Ferry Fees are tiered, please follow ticket link:
Adults (ages 13 years & older): $18.50 - $21.50
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & over): $14.00 - $17.00
Children (ages 4 through 12): $9.00 -
Infants 3 and under: Free
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.
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The American Immigrant Wall of Honor

A special feature of the Ellis Island museum, the Wall of Honor overlooks the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline and is the longest wall of names in the world. This unique display pays tribute to America's rich cultural heritage, celebrating American immigration from its earliest beginnings ... [ + ]right up to the present day, and contains more than 700,000 names inscribed for posterity by family members and friends.

11/12/2019 09:30 AM
Tue, November 12
9:30AM
$
Ferry Fees are tiered, please follow ticket link:
Adults (ages 13 years & older): $18.50 - $21.50
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & over): $14.00 - $17.00
Children (ages 4 through 12): $9.00 -
Infants 3 and under: Free
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.
Get Tickets

The American Family Immigration History Center

This is an exciting interactive area at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. You can access the passenger records of the ships that landed some 22 million immigrants, crewmembers, and other passengers at the Port of New York and Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924. More than 100 million Americans may fin... [ + ]d records of their family's beginnings in the new world here. To prepare for your search, gather as much information as you can, such as: the passenger's first and last names; approximate year of arrival; "ethnicity" (which may include race, nationality, and religion); approximate age on arrival; ship of travel; port of departure; and whether the passenger traveled with other family members. Experienced volunteers can provide guidance so visitors can view manifests and ship images from their ancestor's journey.

11/13/2019 09:30 AM
Wed, November 13
9:30AM
$
Ferry Fees are tiered, please follow ticket link:
Adults (ages 13 years & older): $18.50 - $21.50
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & over): $14.00 - $17.00
Children (ages 4 through 12): $9.00 -
Infants 3 and under: Free
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.
Get Tickets

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor

A special feature of the Ellis Island museum, the Wall of Honor overlooks the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline and is the longest wall of names in the world. This unique display pays tribute to America's rich cultural heritage, celebrating American immigration from its earliest beginnings ... [ + ]right up to the present day, and contains more than 700,000 names inscribed for posterity by family members and friends.

11/13/2019 09:30 AM
Wed, November 13
9:30AM
$
Ferry Fees are tiered, please follow ticket link:
Adults (ages 13 years & older): $18.50 - $21.50
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & over): $14.00 - $17.00
Children (ages 4 through 12): $9.00 -
Infants 3 and under: Free
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.
Get Tickets
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