Ellis Island

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Ellis Island

Schedule:             Depends on the season, a boat starts the route between 8:30 - 9:30am

                            The last ferry returns at 5:00 p.m.

                            Open every day of the year, except December 25th

Transportation:    Ferry from Battery Park


When you buy the ticket to visit the Statue of Liberty, it's included in the cost to visit Ellis Island, of course, if you want to visit, it's optional, Ellis is a small island that has a lot of history, about 12 million immigrants cross this island from all over the world to locate in the United States, most of them stayed in New York. At the Museum of the island you can find letters, photographs, personal belongings and all kinds of memories of the time, also they are inscribed on the Wall of Honor, about 600,000 immigrants are there. Today, more than 100 million Americans can find their ancestors who passed through the island.


Our advice:

Use the audio guide, it's free and try to make the tour based on the story that the narrator is telling you and imagine how the events occurred, it’s very touching. If any of your ancestors crossed around the island, you can pay and record his name on the Wall of Honor, you only have to contribute a sum of money to Ellis Island Foundation.