Ellis Island | NYC Attractions
Historic NYC Attractions like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are popular with many of the guests at our Manhattan Hotel.
NYC Attractions like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty attract visitors from around the world. These iconic Attractions are globally recognized, and are part of this country’s history.
About the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:
Some visit Ellis Island as a way to spend a day during their stay at our Manhattan Hotel. Others do it to retrace the footsteps of their ancestors who passed through Ellis Island on their way to making a new life in the United States. This iconic NYC Attraction welcomes millions of visitors each year and along with the Statue of Liberty are two of the most popular Attractions in New York.
Ellis Island operated as an immigration center from 1892 to 1954. During much of that time, it was the busiest of the country’s immigration centers. Experts say that nearly 40% of U.S. citizens can trace their roots back to someone who entered the country through Ellis Island.
When you visit, you can enjoy a self-guided or a guided tour. Both tours are free. The guided tours give you a chance to ask questions of the ranger who leads your groups. You will also have the chance to explore the extensive archives housed on Ellis Island. Find facts about your family by looking through some of the more than 25 million records that are kept there.
Even if you don’t have family that entered through Ellis Island, you will enjoy learning the stories of some of the 12 million immigrants who entered here. This fascinating and historic NYC Attraction is one that everyone should visit at least once.
Statue of Liberty
This iconic gift from France was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and it remains a symbol of democracy to this day. This giant copper statue is lovingly cared for by national park employees and welcomes more than 4 million visitors each year.
There is no charge to visit Liberty Island or the Statue of Liberty (other than the ferry fare – see below), but if you want access to the crown or the pedestal there is a charge. Note that tickets to the crown and pedestal are very limited, and at times they are not available at all. Visit the National Park Service’s website for information about crown and pedestal access.
These two NYC Attractions are popular among guests at our Manhattan Hotel. Consider visiting these historic Attractions during your next stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan.
Ellis Island is open daily except for Christmas Day. Hours vary by season.
Ellis Island does not charge an admission fee, but there is a fee to ride the ferry. Adults ferry tickets are $18. Kids ages 4 to 12 can ride the ferry for $9. Kids 3 and under are free.
Admission to Statue of Liberty is also free, but tickets for Crown Access are available for $21 for adults.