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 »
Historic Immigration Station turned Immigration Museum
The Great Hall, Baggage Room, Stairs of Separation: Visiting Ellis Island is often a memorable experience for students and teachers. Click to the left to discover lesson plans to use in the classroom, learn more about our Ranger in Your Classroom programs and our distance learning programs.
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.
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