Basic Information



Visiting the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and Statue of Liberty National Monument will take most of the day. The following information will help you plan your visit:

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Fees and Passes

There is no entrance fee. However, both islands are only accessible via ferry company Statue City Cruises. We highly recommend that you book your tickets online in advance at: Statue City Cruises.

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Exploring the Ellis Island Museum

Learn about the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and explore the history of immigration in the United States.

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Ellis Island offers accessibility services, including borrowing wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability of wheelchairs can be inquired at the museum information desk upon your arrival.

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Things To Do

The museum is largely an indoor activity. However, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® and the remnants of Fort Gibson are located outdoors behind the museum.


Safety & Security

To protect you and the park, visitors and their belongings are subject to a security screening before boarding the ferry.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Receiving Office
1 Ellis Island

Jersey City, NJ 07305


212 363-3200

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