Make your way over to the information desk after entering the main building on Ellis Island. Pick up a brochure and find out how to best spend your time on historical Ellis Island. Efficiently plan your visit on Ellis Island with a park ranger or check the schedule for tour times, movie times, and boat departures.
We recommend you see the free introductory film called “Island of Hope, Island of Tears;” a 30-minute documentary on the immigrant experience through Ellis Island.
Within a close proximity to the information desk is the Audio Tour pick-up, the Ellis Café, bookstore, and the Ellis Island gift shop.