The cost of the ferry ticket is not an entrance fee — there is no charge to visit the museum on Ellis Island or the grounds of Liberty Island.
How much does it cost to go to Ellis Island?
Getting There: Round trip fare on the ferry, which includes admission to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, is $18 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, $9 for children 4-12 years old, and free to children 3 and under.
Can you bring a backpack to Ellis Island?
Bags & Backpacks
Large bags are not allowed on Liberty or Ellis Islands. There are no locker facilities at the New York and New Jersey embarkation points. Backpacks, strollers and large umbrellas are not permitted in the Monument.
How long is the ferry ride to Ellis Island?
The tour is self-guided and self-paced. The time spent on each Island is entirely up to the visitor and what they wish to view while visiting. Generally, one hour to two hours are enough time to visit Ellis Island. Ferries depart from Ellis Island approximately every 20 minutes.
Is Ellis Island open for visitors?
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.
What is Ellis Island used for today?
Ellis Island opened to the public in 1976. Today, visitors can tour the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration in the restored Main Arrivals Hall and trace their ancestors through millions of immigrant arrival records made available to the public in 2001.