Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
Visiting Ellis Island
Update as of March 20, 2013: Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is closed indefinitely. The Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4, 2013.
Finding Ellis and Liberty Island
Ellis and Liberty Islands are accessible only by Statue Cruises ferry. Docking of private vessels is prohibited.
Ferry Departure Points
To get to the ferry:
Did You Know?
On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).