We are thrilled that the National Park Service has announced that Ellis Island will reopen on Monday, October 28th. The day is a symbolic one as it is the 127th birthday of the Statue of Liberty.
Ellis Island has been closed for almost a year, since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast on October 29, 2012. Visitors will have access to the Main Building, including the Great Hall. Additional exhibits include the renovated "Peopling of America", as well as the Wall of Honor.
Repairs continue at Ellis Island, and more areas will open will be reopened over time.
We are looking forward to the opportunity to welcome visitors back to Ellis Island from our departure points in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and Battery Park, New York City, said Michael Burke, Chief Operating Officer for Statue Cruises
Tickets can be purchased online at www.statuecruises.com or by phone at 201-604-2800. Online reservations are highly encouraged. School groups and tour operators can call 201-604-2800.
The cost to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty will be $17 for adults, $9 for children (ages 4-12) and $14 for seniors (age 62 and up).
Statue Cruises, the official concessiner to the National Park Service is the premier harbor cruise operator in New York Harbor, sharing the sights of New York with almost 4.0 million annual visitors from around the world. Statue Cruises is a subsidiary of Hornblower Cruises, which has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 32 years. The company operates 32 vessels in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City.