Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of June 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
Historic Immigration Station turned Immigration Museum
The Great Hall, Baggage Room, Stairs of Separation, galleries of artifacts, and exhibits about immigration: Visiting Ellis Island is often a memorable experience for students and teachers. Find lesson plans to use in the classroom, learn more about our Ranger in Your Classroom programs and our distance learning program. Utilize education resources, and once Ellis Island reopens, plan a field trip.
Ranger in Your Classroom!
Park rangers offer curriculum-based education programs to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes in NYC. Teachers, book your program today-it's free!Read More
Videoconference with Ellis Island
Even if you and your class cannot visit Ellis Island, your students can still connect to the museum through our videoconference program.Read More
Primary Sources in Your Classroom
Listen to oral history excerpts and learn about finding manifests and using primary sources with your students.Read More