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Ellis Island National Monument



Created: 2017/09/10 11:39 PM         Last Updated: 2017/12/10 11:39 PM


Attraction Details Attraction Name:Ellis Island National Monument

Attraction Type: Historical Site

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Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers.




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Phone Number:(212) 363 3200

E-Mail:stli_info@nps.gov

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Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island New York NY USA

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Latitude:40.6994721

Longitude:-74.0395596

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Ellis Island is accessible only by Statue Cruises ferry boat. Private, and other commercial, vessels are not allowed to dock at either Ellis Island or Liberty Island.

The Statue Cruises ferry that leaves from Liberty State Park in New Jersey stops at Ellis Island first, then continues on to Liberty Island before returning to New Jersey.

The Statue Cruises ferry out of Battery Park in lower Manhattan stops at Liberty Island first. From there, the boat stops at Ellis Island, then returns to New York City.

The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island are located in Upper New York Harbor, slightly over one mile from lower Manhattan. Liberty and Ellis Islands are accessible by ferry service only. Ferries are operated by Statue Cruises from New York and New Jersey. One round-trip ferry ticket includes visits to both islands. The docking of private vessels is strictly prohibited.

Ferry Service from New York: Purchase round-trip ferry tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park in lower Manhattan. Ferries from New York operate on a loop, stopping first at Liberty Island and then at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park.

- Battery Park by subway: Take the 1 train to the South Ferry station, 4 or 5 train to the Bowling Green station or R/W train to the Whitehall Street station. Call the NYC Transit Authority for information at: 718 330-1234. .

- Battery Park by bus: Take the M15 (East Side) marked "South Ferry" or the M6 (West Side) from 57th Street.

Ferry Service from New Jersey: Purchase round-trip ferry tickets at the Central Railroad Terminal Building and Museum at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ . Ferries from Liberty State Park operate on a loop, stopping first at Ellis Island and then at Liberty Island before returning to Liberty State Park.

- Liberty State Park by Light Rail: The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train provides service through the Jersey City, NJ area and has a station at Liberty State Park about 1 mile from the ferry location. A shuttle bus runs from the Light Rail station to the ferry slip. For more information on schedules, fares, service etc. call: 1-800 772-2222 (TTY) 1-800 772-2287.

- Newark Penn Station: Take the PATH subway to Exchange Place in Jersey City. Then take the Light Rail to Liberty State Park. From there, take the shuttle bus to the ferry slip.

- Hoboken Train / PATH subway / Bus station: Take the Light Rail to Liberty State Park. From there, take the shuttle bus to the ferry slip.

- Journal Square, Jersey City: Take the PATH subway to Exchange Place in Jersey City. Then take the Light Rail to Liberty State Park. From there, take the shuttle bus to the ferry slip.






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