Ellis Island

New York Harbor
Manhattan, NY 10004

Lower Manhattan

Historic Sites & Landmarks
Museums and Galleries
Culture & History
Kid Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there? Statue Cruises runs the official ferry from the Battery to Ellis Island (and Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, as well). The ferry is the only way to reach the island.

How do I make a day of it? Included in your ticket price is a trip to the nearby Statue of Liberty, where you’ll disembark first. Seeing the two sights is a big day in itself, but there’s also plenty to explore in Lower Manhattan—the neighborhood from which your ferry departs, and where it returns when you're done.

Is a tour included? Yes. The basic self-guided audio tour is 45 minutes and is designed to simulate what it was like for new arrivals at Ellis Island.

How do I look up my family’s immigration records? The archives at the museum’s American Family Immigration History Center, which include records from 1892 to 1957, are searchable in person or online.



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