Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.
Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy parts of the historic Main Building and museum, including most of the exhibits, remain closed at this time. More »
Things To Know Before You Come
Before you board the ferry
Visitors and their belongings are subject to inspection. The National Park Service appreciates your patience and understanding of these procedures and the additional time that may be required.
Visitors to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty must pass through security screening (similar to airport security procedures).
CAN I BRING MY PET?
In most cases, no. Only documented working guide dogs accompanying a person with a disability are permitted. Non-working animals are not allowed onto the island or in the Museum.
If you have any questions, please contact the park prior to 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.