• 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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  • Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.

    Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, parts of the historic Main Building and museum remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. More »

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A student models the Statue of Liberty during a Ranger in Your Classroom Program entitled "Liberty Enlightening Your Classroom."

NPS Photo/Kevin Daley

Rangers from the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum love visiting students and schools in the local commuting area. Ranger in Your Classroom programs consist of three different curriculum-based options designed for students in grades 3, 4, and 5.


Other Guest Speaker Options

Rangers are occasionally available for other events, such as career days. Please e-mail us to inquire about availability.

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...