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Top sights in New York City
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 should I visit?
March-May, Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:15 PM
June-August, Open daily, 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
September-October, Open daily, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- 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 there
- Public transportation to the ferry departure points at Battery Park and Liberty State Park is recommended!
- Additional information
- 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
We found the pass to be worth it when we added up the costs of what we did and what it would have cost to do them by paying separately. The pdf information the pass provided on the 100 included attractions was most helpful and maybe we could have gotten that from other sources but it worked out well for us to plan our itinerary from the list of things the pass would pay for. Not all of our activities that we did in NY were covered, but that still was OK. You need to calculate how much you think you're going to do on your trip to determine if it's good for you. We did not feel like we were running all over to do things to make it worth it, but we were busy most days all day long.
I'm glad that I booked this tour instead visiting the Statue of Liberty by myself. It's easy to find the gathering place, the staffs there will arrange everything for you after showing them the QR-code or booking confirmation. As for my experience, our tour guide (07/16 morning guy) is passionate, telling us the stories in an intriguing way and helping us take some nice pictures on the island. The time was a little bit hurry due to the schedule but didn't influence so much. Highly recommend.
It was a great day for my family. As I Said before we just walked in collected out tickets. The staff were polite and helpful. We were able to start our tour straight away. We all preferred the audio speakers rather than following a guide as we had children with us and they wanted to explore in a different order to us. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of coming to the Statue of Liberty.
What a professional tour service! Our tour guide, Jenn, turned a 4 hour tour into a wonderful and touching journey! She was courteous and knowledgeable, and so enthusiastic, we were sad when it was over. One of my favorite parts of the tour was when Jenn recited The Great Colossus by Emma Lazarus. I was in tears!
Book a guide every time. Our guide Nina filled our minds with so much information. My son and I are still talking about our first day in New York. Without Nina, it would of been impossible to take in all that Liberty and Ellis Island had to tell us.