Tours for Ellis Island
About Ellis Island, New York City
Ellis Island is regarded as one of the most popular attractions in the city of New York. It is located in Manhattan, and is surrounded by famous landmarks like Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. Today, this island is an immigration museum and is also part of Statue of Liberty National Monument. You can enjoy self guided tours in which you can have a great view of various artifacts, prints, photographs, videos, oral histories, interactive displays, temporary exhibits and much more.
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor exhibits the names of 6,00,000 men and women who passed through Ellis Island on the way to their new home. Ellis Island is a great source of inspiration for the arts including film, literature and music.
History behind Ellis Island is, from 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the immigrant gateway to America. More than 12 million people would arrive here on the way to their new life in a new country. Many had little or no money, some were ill; others had family waiting for them on the other side of the gate. The stories are many and varied, but all arrived hoping for something different and better than what they had in their homeland. Ellis Island New York tourist attraction added in the New York City Itinerary 5 Day and 2 Weeks in New York City Itinerary
Ellis Island Information
- Ellis Island begins closing 30 minutes prior to the closing ferry departure.
- Access to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the grounds surrounding the Main Building is free.
Ellis Island Tickets Prices
- There is no charge for admission to the museum; however access requires the purchase of a ferry ticket that includes the price of audio tours.
- Free for children Under 4 years of age.
- Children 4-12 Years: $9
- Adults 13+ Years: $17
- Seniors 62+ Years: $14
Ellis Island Opening and Closing Hours
- 09:30 am - 05:00pm (extended hours in the summer).
- Ferries run every 40 minutes, but more ferries run from late spring into early fall.
How To Get To Ellis Island by Public Transport
- South Ferry
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Address: Ellis Island, New York, NY 07305
Ticket Price: 17 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Enjoy a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty, including special access to the statue pedestal. Take an early ferry to Liberty Island without waiting in lines that often stretch for hours, and arrive before the crowds! Visit Ellis Island and follow in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants, taking their first step on the land of freedom. Get more from your experience with an expert guide at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum â youâll walk the Stairs of Separation, visit the Kissing Post and hear tales at the American Immigrant Wall of Honor to put a human context on your visit.
Get the most out of your time in the Big Apple with a full-day tour that combines three prominent sites of Lower Manhattan and New York Harbor: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. On a morning ferry tour, you'll enjoy priority boarding, enter the pedestal of Lady Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then take a poignant tour of key 9/11 sites like St Paulâs Chapel before visiting the 9/11 Memorial. Finish at the 9/11 Museum, which you'll visit on your own with pre-reserved admission.
Guarantee your visit to the One World Observatory with a pre-reserved ticket, and spend the day on a guided tour of Lower Manhattan sights. This full-day excursion begins with a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and includes access to the pedestal of Lady Liberty for panoramic views of New York City. Then visit 9/11-related sites like St Paulâs Chapel, the Firemanâs Memorial and the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial. End your tour at the One World Observatory on the 100th to 102nd floors of One World Trade Center.
A completeÂ Lower Manhattan visit in a single day that includes a personal headset to hear the guide speaking live and guaranteed entry inside the statue's pedestal. Includes admission to One World Observatory, a visit to The 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, The New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull Statue, St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church and Graveyard, Federal Hall National Monument and more.
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