• 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 »

Historic Immigration Station turned Immigration Museum

The Great Hall, Baggage Room, Stairs of Separation: Visiting Ellis Island is often a memorable experience. Ellis Island has reopened; however it is a limited opening. We are not yet able to offer our school programs and there is limited access within the museum. Please read additional information here

Teachers, click along the left to discover lesson plans and other resources to use in the classroom. If you're planning to visit with your class, consider our self-guided activity sheets.

Park rangers in front of a 4th grade classroom with students eagerly raising their hands.