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Ellis Island

Ellis Island is named after its owner, Samuel Ellis , who acquired it in 1770.
Later in 1808, the federal government basically bought for military purposes.

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in the background

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in the background

He became strong in the war of 1812 against the British.

1890 became the main office of the City , it is estimated that passed by a twelve million people .

At the outbreak of World War I, immigration down, and the site is used as detention center to foreign suspects, both legally and medically, and to normalize the immigration system in 1954 is abandoned.

Now part of the whole Statue of Liberty where National Monument and its use is only tourist.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

There is the Immigration Museum , dedicated to all the people coming in mass between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Location of the Ellis Island

Location of the Ellis Island

Location: Ellis Island
Time: from 9.00 to 15.30.
How to get there: You take the ferry from Battery Park which can be reached in to South Ferry (1) or Bowling Green (4, 5) Metro station.
About statue of liberty , Museum of American Indian , skyscraper Museum , Wall Street .

 

 

 

Council to visit Ellis Island

– The ferry that travels to Ellis Island first Liberty Island then stops at Ellis Island , where is located the Immigration Museum , so it is advisable to go early to visit the two islands and to avoid queues.

– You can skip the queues, the Excursión Visit walk without tails and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which starts in Midtown.

– Visit form free Statue of liberty and Ellis Island with New York Pass .

– With a through New York Freestyle Package 72 hours New York Tourist Bus , you can choose the shuttle to the statue of Liberty and Ellis Island .