The National Park Service Welcomes All Visitors
The National Park Service wants your visit to be memorable for all the right reasons. Visiting any museum or park can be taxing as well as exciting. Visitors are urged to place health and safety first, both for yourself and your companions. Bring any medication, food, water or equipment that you may need with you. Take the time to enjoy the park safely.
Transportation to Departure Points
Required Security Screening
Guide/Assistance Animals at Ellis and Liberty Islands
While regular pets are not allowed on either Ellis or Liberty Islands, or on the ferry boats, guide and assistance animals are welcome. See Accessibility Information for Liberty Island.
Wheelchair Availability at Ellis and Liberty Islands
A limited number of wheelchairs are available at both Liberty and Ellis Islands (on a first-come, first-served basis). They can be borrowed, free of charge, with the deposit of a driver's license or another form of identification at the information desk.
American Sign Language Translation
American Sign Language Tours may be arranged prior to your visit. If you wish to arrange for an ASL Tour, notification in writing is required at least three (3) weeks prior to your visit. Please contact us by sending an e-mail or a letter.
Other Accessibility Services at Ellis Island
Emergency Medical Services
Further Information and Requests