To visit Ellis Island
|To visit Ellis Island is an experience both for you who search for your relatives and for you who are visiting New York.
|One whole day at Ellis Island
If you have the possibility, take a trip to Ellis Island. The island is very
and it will take time to visit the whole museum.
First time we were in New York 1993 we didn´t know what Ellis Island
we went off at the island after our trip to the Statue of Liberty.
The boat trip is included in the tour to the Statue of Liberty.
Next time we visited New York we went back and just passed the Statue of Liberty.
The boat trip to Ellis Island depart from
Ellis Island is located in the harbour of New York close by the Statue of
The boat tickets to these remarkable places can be bought in Battery Park (for
beeing 2006). The tickets are sold inside Castle Clinton. You only pay for
trip and after that all is included in the price.
Before you enter the boat all passangers will go through safety control,
the one you are doing at the airports.
|More facts about Ellis Island 2006:
|Opened all year around, from 9.15 - 17.00. Increased hours in
Closed Dec 25.
|No cost (included in the boattrip), donation is willingly accepted.
|Possibility to take part in guided tours or you can rent earphones
to the stories about Ellis Island as you go through the museum. Languages: English, Italian, Spanish,
German and French.
|Ellis Island have their own cafe with food and drinks etc.
|Shop with books, cards, video/DVD, soverniers etc.
|Contact the personnel at Ellis Island if you need any
|Source/Pictures: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
|Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The museum is located in the Main building. Here you can walk around inside the
view and read about the islands history and the story about all the
immigrants who passed
through. The exhibition are showing exactly how it was when the
immigrants came to the
island and what happened. Both stories from immigrants and people working here at the time is
presented with pictures, clothes, bags, documentation etc.
|The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
Outside the Main buildning you will find the "Wall of Honor" - it is a long
carved names of over 600.000 persons. This is a way to pay tribute to all
their surviving relatives. It is placed with a beautiful view of the Statue
and the Manhattan skyline.