Operating Hours & Seasons
Ellis Island is open every day except December 25. Weather can influence the ability of the ferries to run so check us out on Twitter in the event of inclement weather.
To enjoy both Ellis and Liberty Islands with ample time, plan to be on a Statue Cruises Ferry that departs either lower Manhattan or Jersey City before 1:00 P.M.
SUMMER 2014 BOAT SCHEDULE: Starting May 24, 2014 through September 1, 2014
* Ellis Island begins closing 30 minutes prior to the final departure.PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Did You Know?
Ellis Island was added as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 by Presidential Proclamation. The main building was re-opened in September 1990 as the national museum of immigration after what was considered at the time, the largest restoration project in American history.