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 »
Materials for 6th Grade through 8th 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?
From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay processed approximately 1 million Asian immigrants entering into the US, leading to it sometimes being referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to the restrictions of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, many immigrants spent years on the island, waiting for entry. Access to the island is by private boat or public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon or Vallejo. Ferry services are reduced during the winter. More...