Ellis Island Immigration Museum

History Museum
Ellis Island
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Monday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Tips

  • "Ellis Island is home to the immigration museum, which you can reach by ferry or flimsy homemade raft." - Conan O'Brien
  • Free water in the cafe. They have BOTH still water and sparkeling water.
  • This fascinating museum gives visitors a great insight into what life was like 100 years ago. Walk where your ancestors once walked and see if you can find your last name in the immigrant database!
  • Port of entry 1892-1954. 40-50% Americans can trace their roots to ancestor who arrived here. 12-17MM people passed thru here. Less than 4% persons denied access due to illness. More info via our blog
  • A must see for history fans or should I say for all american citizens?
  • Approximately 40 percent of all Americans can trace their lineage back to at least one ancestor at Ellis Island. In total, 12 million immigrants first arrived stateside here. (From Aerial America)
  • Jersey sux
  • Beautiful architecture. Don't miss the registration room!
  • Most people pass over this place on their way to the statue. Be sure to spend some time and discover the historical role of the island both in terms of immigration and national identity.
  • Take a moment and observe the building itself, because it is a gorgeous example of Gilded Age architecture. Absolutely magnificent.
  • buy your tickets online
  • Just like any other museums. It told stories about US immigrant peoples, a long long time ago :D
  • fascinating view...
  • Great place. Definitely a must see! You can easily spend over 2 hours here
  • Huge museum, don't expect to see it all in a day.
  • Excelente museo, redacta muy la manera de vivir de los miles de inmigrantes que pasaron por la isla.
  • Incredible history. Very educational. I HIGHLY recommend a few hours here. Get the audio tour, very informative.
  • The hard hat tour of the unrestored hospital complex is a must. Humbling and surreal.
  • nice museum!
  • Nice here...very impressive ...

Nearby places

Liberty Island
Battery Pl (at State St)