Ready to Plan Your Trip to Ellis Island?

Ready to Plan Your Trip to Ellis Island?

If you've always wanted to walk in your ancestor's footsteps, pack your bags and head to Ellis Island. Here's everything you need to plan your trip to the Isle of Hope.

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Ready to walk in your immigrant ancestor’s footsteps?

Admission to the museum on Ellis Island is free, but you’ll need to purchase tickets for ferry transportation via Statue Cruises, or 1-877-523-9849.

Planning your ferry ride

Ferries depart from Battery Park in New York City or Liberty State Park in New Jersey. A round-trip ticket takes you to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tickets are around $18.50 for adults, less for seniors and children 12 and younger. The Statue of Liberty interior or crown access costs extra.

Worth the splurge

Select the Hard Hat option for a 90-minute tour through the:

  • Hospital buildings
  • Laundry Building
  • Power House, kitchen
  • Autopsy theater and more

Ticket prices for this tour are $53.50 for standard admission and $49 for seniors. Those under 13 not permitted. A portion of your Hard Hat Tour purchase helps restore the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital.

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