• 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 »

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  • Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

    A Distant Shore

    A Distant Shore

    Learn about Ellis Island and immigration a century ago from a park ranger who broadcasts to your classroom live from New York! Students in grades 4-5 learn about the immigrant experience at Ellis Island through a variety of interpretive talks, videos, photos, and primary documents.

  • Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument

    Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

    Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

    If you are not able to bring your class on a field trip to Ellis Island, and an interactive distance learning program is not feasible, consider taking your students on this Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island created by Scholastic in collaboration with the National Park Service and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. This recorded version of the original live webcast features primary sources, the host interacting with park rangers who work at Ellis Island, and so much more!

Did You Know?

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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).