This Month in Ellis Island History
Click on the month below to learn interesting facts about Ellis Island's history, from famous immigrants' arrivals to events that happened here on Ellis Island over the years.
Did You Know?
Although Ellis Island is federal property and has always been historically considered in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a "Special Master" to mediate. The ruling in 1998 determined that the original island belongs to New York and the rest of the island, added after 1834, belongs to New Jersey.