Visiting the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and Statue of Liberty National Monument will take most of the day. The following information will help you plan your visit:
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Despite the icon, it is only accessible by private ferry.
Ellis Island is open every day except Thanksgiving (the 4th Thursday in November) and December 25th. Hours change seasonally.
Learn about the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Ellis Island offers accessibility services, including borrowing wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability of wheelchairs can be inquired at the museum information desk upon your arrival.
The museum is largely an indoor activity. However, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® and the remnants of Fort Gibson are located outdoors behind the museum.
To protect you and the park, visitors and their belongings are subject to a security screening before boarding the ferry.
Last updated: August 2, 2020