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, including most of the exhibits, remain closed at this time. More »
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Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument
Students can experience aspects of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty without ever leaving the classroom with "Park-in-a-Pack." This on-loan curriculum-based traveling educational kit contains a teaching guide, four videos, numerous educational activities, and worksheets and evaluation sheets for classroom use.
- Grade level:
- Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
- History, Immigration, Social Studies
Did You Know?
On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).