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What You
Need to Know

Visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is an inspiring, striking experience. As dual symbols of freedom and hope, these incredible monuments and their museums give proof to the story of immigration and recognize the human spirit of our nation’s ideals.

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Ferry Tickets

Plan Your Voyage

To get to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty you’ll need to purchase a ferry ticket through our partners at Statue Cruises. The only merchant authorized to bring passengers to the islands, Statue Cruises’ tickets give you access to ferries, the grounds, the museums, and audio guides.

Travel and Directions

Getting to the Islands

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are only accessible by ferry. The vessels depart at set times from locations in lower Manhattan and New Jersey and are easily accessible through a variety of travel options. Identify which ferry you’ll take and plan how best to get there.

What To Expect

Liberty Island

Liberty Island is home to a beautiful park, an innovative museum, and America’s most iconic symbol of promise and possibility. As you explore the grounds, take in Lady Liberty from different angles noting her design details and how her appearance changes with the light.

The Statue of Liberty Museum is an experience unto itself. Full of incredible exhibits, the Museum gives color and context to the Statue and houses her original torch. Before you depart, be sure to visit the Liberty Vista atop the Museum for breathtaking view of the Statue and New York Harbor.

No additional ticket is needed to visit the museum.

Ellis Island

Visitors to Ellis Island are given a unique view of American history. Beautifully restored to its peak operating period, the Island allows park-goers to step into Ellis Island travelers’ shoes for a sense of the immigrant journey.

At the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, voyages come to life through a stunning collection of artifacts. Exhibits chronicle America’s immigration history from the 1500s through to today.

Visit the American Family Immigration History Center, located on the first floor, to discover your connections to Ellis Island. And while walking the grounds, explore The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, which celebrates immigrants of all eras.

No additional ticket is needed to visit the museum.

About Your Visit

Find practical information about visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and get answers to commonly asked questions about hours, accessibility, tours, and tickets.

The Foundation

Keepers of the Flame

The Foundation preserves Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty for visitors from around the world. We strive to connect Americans to their heritage and work to foster appreciation for the story of American immigration.