Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
Some recommended books:
American Passage by Vincent J. Cannato
Ellis Island (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau
I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor
Arriving at Ellis Island (Landmark Events in American History) by Dale Anderson
Ellis Island (We the People: Modern America Series) by Lucia Raatma
Ellis Island (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) by Melissa McDaniel
Statue of Liberty:
Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan
Statue of Liberty (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau
Did You Know?
Ellis Island's south side contains 25 buildings that are mostly unrestored. These structures included general hospitals, isolation and psychiatric facilities for immigrants needing treatment or isolation. The U.S. Public Health Service staffed these facilities during the station's operation. More...