New York, NY 10004
- National Park,
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990. Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.
Hours + Fees
Current Park Hours: 9:30 am - 5:15 pm. Hours are adjusted seasonally.
Liberty and Ellis Islands are open daily except December 25th.
For further information on hours of operation, please call the park's information line at 212-363-3200. Current ferry schedules.
Map + Directions
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island are located in Lower New York Harbor, slightly over one mile from Lower Manhattan. Liberty and Ellis Islands are accessible by ferry service only. Ferries are operated by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. from New York and New Jersey.
Battery Park, NY by auto
Take the East Side Drive (FDR Drive) south to Battery Park and State Street or the West Side Highway/West Street/Route 9A south to Battery Place.
Liberty State Park and Jersey City by auto
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 14B.