South Ferry station (1 train), Whitehall Street station (R or W train), or Bowling Green station (4 or 5 train), then Circle Line Statue of Liberty ferry
For sixty years starting in the early 1890s, Ellis Island was the first stop on American shores for nearly twelve million immigrants from all over the world. Their first stop was the federal immigration facility, now the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a major tourist attraction. Located just north of the Statue of Liberty, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum combines photos and items from the past with modern technology, including computers that help visitors trace their heritage. Ellis Island attractions include the following:
A live play with actors portraying events surrounding the immigration experience. The play changes periodically.
Two small theaters feature the film
A spacious gallery, Treasures from Home, houses photos and cherished objects from the homeland.
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor contains the names of more than half a million immigrants, from the great-grand-parents of George Washington to those of Jay Leno and maybe your own ancestors.
The American Family Immigration History Center, a resource for immigration history, featuring state-of-the-art computer technology. Visitors can trace their roots and receive a printout of their family's background information.
An indoor/outdoor restaurant on the premises offers a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline.
Ellis Island should be part of your visit to the Statue of Liberty. They are right next to each other, just off the foot of Manhattan in the harbor between New York and New Jersey.Location, Hours, and Fees
The park is open from 9