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 9th Grade through 12th 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?
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).