Monday, August 24, 2020

 ELLIS ISLAND MUSEUMS ARE NOW OPEN

ELLIS ISLAND

We are pleased to announce that after months of being shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty Museum have reopened to visitors with safety measures in place! Your Statue Cruises ferry ticket will once again take you to both Liberty and Ellis Island. 

The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is self-guided. You may also use your audio guide to explore the museum, which is included with the purchase of a ferry ticket. There are no Park Ranger tours at this time. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the library, interactive exhibits and theaters remain closed. New American Immigrant Wall of Honor panels are expected to be installed by Monday, 8/31.

While in the museum, stop by the American Family Immigration History Center to research your family’s immigration to America. Containing more than 65 million passenger records, the Center’s database includes ship arrivals in the Port of New York from 1820 – 1957. These records are offered for purchase. Special cleaning procedures are in place at the kiosks and research stations. Please note that face masks are mandatory in the History Center.

Although visitors cannot yet go inside the Statue, the Statue of Liberty Museum is now welcoming visitors! Use the free audio tour to explore the story of the Statue’s creation, her history, and her evolving meaning to people across the world. See Lady Liberty's original torch that she held high for a century, and then visit the vista roof to take in the spectacular 360 degree view of New York Harbor – a must-see for photographers! Interactive exhibits and the theater remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Reserve your ferry tickets with Statue Cruises, the only ferry that takes you to the islands and their museums. Boats currently sail to the islands from Battery Park, NYC and Liberty State Park, NJ from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. daily. The islands are open until 5:00 P.M.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you for your support in helping to reopen these beloved museums,

Your Friends at The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

We look forward to welcoming you back.
Thank you for your support in helping to reopen these beloved museums,
Your Friends at The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation