Fee: No Entrance Fee, but Ferry Tickets must be Purchased from Statue Cruises (Additional fees for Crown and Pedestal access.) We did the Pedestal access ticket and got on the very first ferry from NYC (they also have ferries from NJ). If you come from the NYC side, the ferry goes to Liberty Island first, then to Ellis Island. Afterward, we headed over to Ellis Island to get a glimpse of the space where 12 million immigrants passed through to enter this country from 1892 to 1954. We kind of wished our family had more history in America because going through the Ellis Island Immigration Museum would be walking the footsteps of our ancestors.