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  • Address: Ellis Island, 10004, USA
  • Admission: US$12 for adults

The USA is largely a nation of immigrants, and no site underscores the fact more profoundly than Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954 the island hosted the main immigration station for entry to America, processing more than 12 million third-class arrivals. Almost 50% of Americans have an ancestor who arrived here, having traveled on an often perilous journey across the sea.

Today the island is part of the adjacent Statue of Liberty National Monument. The Immigration Museum is housed in an iconic red-brick building built in French Renaissance style, which replaced the original wooden building that burnt down in 1897.

The museum brings the immigrant experience to life with a fascinating self-guided tour. Exhibits include photos, films, archive material, recordings, and the American Family Immigration History Center.

Practical Info

Ellis Island lies south-west off the tip of Manhattan in Upper New York Bay. The island is actually shared by the cities of New York and New Jersey. To visit Ellis Island, catch a Statue Cruises ferry from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan; first stop is the Statue of Liberty, followed by Ellis Island. The closest subway stations for Battery Park are South Ferry or Bowling Green.

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour, New York City, null
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 609 Reviews

Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple, especially for first-timers. On this 3.5-hour guided tour, you ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, New York City, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 Reviews

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this 4.5-hour tour of two New York City legendary landmarks. Listen to the live ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island, New York City, Attraction Tickets
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

See New York City's most famous lady, the Statue of Liberty, like a VIP on a guided tour that includes special access to the statue pedestal. You'll take an ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, New York City, City Tours
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Gain exclusive access to the Statue of Liberty on this once-in-a lifetime, 4-hour, private tour. With a tour guide who is a descendant of Ellis Island ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Small Group Guided Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Small Group Guided Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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See two of New York's most popular destinations on this informative and interesting guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy a small group ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and ... 
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and One World Observatory

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory, New York City, Full-day Tours
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Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

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Explore the best of New York City on this guided, full day walking tour. A personal headset is provided to hear all the guide's commentary as you visit many ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, ... 
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Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Explore more than 400 years of New York City history in just six hours on this private walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Manhattan’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour with Optional Pedestal Upgrade, New ... 
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour with Optional Pedestal Upgrade

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Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island with your own private guide, who'll give you a personalized overview of the island. Return to Battery Park, where you will ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.99
New York City Double Decker Bus and Statue of Liberty Walking Tour Combo, New York City, Walking ... 
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New York City Double Decker Bus and Statue of Liberty Walking Tour Combo

Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island with your own private guide, who'll give you a personalized overview of the island. Upon your return to Battery Park you ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $99.99

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