A true symbol of America’s immigrant experience, Ellis Island welcomed 12 million people to this country between 1892 and 1954. Once off the ferry you will encounter the Ellis Island Immigrant Museum. This three-story building tells the stories and showcases many possessions of four centuries of immigrants. Two award-winning films are shown here, with an interactive learning center available by reservation. Ellis Island now sports two modern theaters and 30 galleries of artifacts, photos and temporary exhibitions.

Tour the American Immigrant Wall of Honor – the largest memorial wall of names in the world – where you will find 600,000 names inscribed in steel along a promenade overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Ferry Information: (212) 269-5755 – ferry departs every 45 minutes from Gangway 4 or 5 in Battery Park, at the southern tip of downtown Manhattan – 9 am – 3:30 pm. 3:30 pm last trip out, 5:15 pm last trip back.
Ellis Island # (212) 363-3200