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.