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.
BOAT SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
BOAT SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 2 THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2014
* Ellis Island begins closing 30 minutes prior to the final departure.PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Did You Know?
Although Ellis Island is federal property and has always been historically considered in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a "Special Master" to mediate. The ruling in 1998 determined that the original island belongs to New York and the rest of the island, added after 1834, belongs to New Jersey.