Ellis Island

Ellis Island

  • Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
  • Reachable via Statue Cruises Ferry
  • Click here for ticket prices and information

Walk the same halls 12 million immigrants did after entering Ellis Island over 100 years ago. This historic location, known as the nation’s gateway to freedom and the country’s largest immigration station, gives you the opportunity to read and listen to the trials and tribulations people faced in order to come to America and create a better life for themselves and their families. Open to the public seven days a week and just a quick ferry ride away, Ellis Island offers an abundance of information and antiquity. Embark on an interactive or audio tour from a Park Ranger or trace back your ancestors back and learn about their journey to America.

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