Ellis Island

Get a Taste of American History at Ellis Island

Ellis Island near Baymont by Pompton Plains Wayne

An iconic piece of New York history is Ellis Island. This is where millions of immigrants first caught sight of American shores and Lady Liberty in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit while you’re checking out Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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The city has a rich history that’s worth diving into. Start with Ellis Island and its museum for things to do in New York City.

The Museum

The museum chronicles the history of immigration as millions of people came to the island for processing before they were allowed to set foot on American soil. This institution has three floors to explore, including exhibits, galleries, a gift shop, a bookstore, the Bob Hope Memorial Library, a café, and more.

Guided and Self-Guided Tours

Tag along for a guided tour of the museum with a park ranger or volunteer. These tours are offered at various times throughout the day. You can also take a self-guided tour with accompanying audio. Both types of tours are included with your admission.

Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty

Don’t forget to head to Liberty Island to see Lady Liberty up close. The mammoth copper statue was a gift from the French people in 1886. The official name for this American icon is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

Take a trip to historic landmarks when staying with us here at the Baymont Inn & Suites.

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