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?
The Guastavino Ceiling in the Great Hall: Rafael Guastavino Moreno (1842 –1908) was a Spanish architect and builder. He created a "Tile Arch System" patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar, it is found in some of the most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks across the United States