• 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 »

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Browse our ever-growing collection of lesson plans and other other activities and items for your use. Help your students connect with Ellis Island and immigration in your classroom and at the museum itself.

Field Trips

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum can be a highlight of your immigration unit. Browse our offerings to find one that will work for you and your students. Or, with more planning, you can lead your students through the museum with the help of lesson plans and other support materials.

Traveling Trunks

Learn more about Ellis Island's Traveling Trunk, our "Park-in-a-Pack" and stay tuned for another traveling trunk option, to be piloted soon.