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Our Friends are organizations who have official agreements with the National Park Service.
The National Park Foundation is the national charitable partner of the National Park Service. The mission of the National Park Foundation is to strengthen the connection between the American people and their National Parks.
The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the Harbor Conservancy with the National Park Service is to preserve and protect the National Parks of New York Harbor.
Did You Know?
Before Ellis Island went into service, Castle Clinton, then called Castle Garden, served as the country’s first immigration depot. Between 1855 and 1890 over 8 million immigrants were processed at Castle Garden.