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 »
Materials for 3rd Grade through 5th Grade
About Ellis Island:
Ellis Island Statistics (Immigration Statistics 1892 to 1924 by Nationality)
Medical and Legal Testing at Ellis Island:
The Legal Inspection (The Ship Manifest)
The Naturalization Test and Citizenship:
Immigration Statistics and American Census Information:
Ethnicity Statistics (Breakdown by Nationality of All Immigrants 1899-1931)
Did You Know?
When Ellis Island was opened in 1892, the facility bore little resemblance to the Renaissance Revival/Beaux Arts structure that people have come to know today. Made out of Georgia pine, the complex caught fire on June 15, 1897 and burned to the ground in about 6 hours. The current building was opened on December 17, 1900.