New York Ellis Island area

Ellis Island is one of the many interesting and unique New York attractions. It is particularly special because of its history: from 1892 to 1954 this island was the gateway to America where more than 12 million people began their American dream! Today, you will find many things to explore on the island, such as the Immigration Museum where you will see the “Wall of Honor” or a theatrical production which tells the story of the immigrants’ challenges. Near Ellis Island you will find many more interesting sites that are worth exploring when you’re traveling in New York.

Things to do near Ellis Island in New York

Most of the attractions in New York are quite costly but entrance to them can be free if you own one of the three convenient prepaid city passes – the NY Pass, the NY Explorer Pass or the NY CityPass. The New York Pass will give you entry to Ellis Island for free. Check our pass page for more details of all 3 attraction passes.

Thinking of things to do in New York near Ellis Island? Another great New York attraction nearby is Battery Park with the famous Sphere. This monument used to be located in the World Trade Center and was moved to Battery Park after it survived the attack that took place on 9/11.

If Battery Park doesn’t interest you then from Ellis Island you can take the ferry and visit Liberty Island which features the famous Statue of Liberty. Enter the statue for free with the New York Pass and take in the fantastic view of New York from a high angle. Do you want to save lots of money and time during your vacation in the Big Apple? Then don’t think about getting one of these passes, just do it! We guarantee you won’t be sorry. Watch the rest of our New York city video guides for more tips, ideas and information on how to spend a perfect holiday in NYC.

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