Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, NY 10004
Ellis Island is located in New York Harbor, and can only be reached by boat. Ferries operated by Statue Cruises depart from Battery Park in lower Manhattan, New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
It is typically colder and more windy in New York Harbor than in elsewhere in the New York City metropolitan area. Winters are cold and damp. Spring and Fall can range from chilly to warm. Summers are warm to hot and humid.
No Entrance Fee; Ferry Tickets are purchased from Statue Cruises - $0.00
There is no entrance fee, however, the only way to visit Liberty and Ellis Islands is via a ferry. Contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-LADYTIX (877-523-9849) or at statuecruises.com for ticket information, pricing, and to make a reservation. Please note that the Hard Hat Tour requires special tickets and even more advance planning.
The Ellis Island Information Desk provides general information, including the schedule of ranger-guided tours, special program, and film times. A ranger or volunteer is available to answer questions and provide information about the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration and make recommendations for your visit. The park brochure, Passport To Your National Parks (R) cancellation stamp, and the ferry departure schedule are also located at the information desk.