• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • Elevator Notice

    Elevator maintenance will occur on October 22 and 23, 2014. As a result, there will be NO elevator service on Ellis Island.

Bibliography

Some recommended books:

Ellis Island:

An Ellis Island Bibliography

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?

Great Hall circa 1900

In its time, Ellis Island was the busiest federal immigration station in America. In 1907, Ellis Island processed 1,004,756 immigrants, a record number for the Immigration stations. April 17, 1907 was the Island's busiest day, when 11,747 immigrants were processed. Today, the US Customs and Border Protection processes over 700,000 visitors daily through 326 official Ports of Entry. More...