• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Management

At the reopening of Liberty Island on July 4, 2013, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell listens to a question. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez stand to either side.

At the reopening of Liberty Island on July 4, 2013, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell listens to a question. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez stand to either side.

NPS PHOTO by Kevin Daley

Ellis Island is part of a National Park

Ellis Island is part of Statue of Liberty National Monument. The island is administered by staff of the National Park Service, an agency of the federal government located within the United States Department of the Interior. Law enforcement is under the jurisdiction of the United States Park Police.

The park superintendent assumes overall responsibility for park operations, resource protection and visitor services.

Management of a national park is a complex process. This section contains various documents that inform these efforts.

Please contact us using the link on the left side of this page if you have any comments or questions regarding this section.

Did You Know?

Southside of Ellis Island

Ellis Island's south side contains 25 buildings that are mostly unrestored. These structures included general hospitals, isolation and psychiatric facilities for immigrants needing treatment or isolation. The U.S. Public Health Service staffed these facilities during the station's operation. More...