Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

The Central Railroad of New Jersey is a nationally historic passenger terminal that was the starting point for thousands of immigrants, ferried straight from Ellis Island, beginning their new lives.

The Terminal was built in 1889 on the Jersey City waterfront, operating by way of ferry and trains that traveled as far as Pennsylvania. Passenger service ceased in 1967 but has since been maintained and incorporated into Liberty State Park.

Today, the Terminal is open to the public. Exhibits are on display for visitors to enjoy and learn more about the history of the station. It is also the location for many community events such as Halloween parties and various festivals.

Hours of Operation:

May 26 through Sept 4, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sept 5 through October 9, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
October 10 through December 31, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28, and Christmas Day, December 25.

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Central Railroad Terminal; large, old building with a clock in the center

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