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 »
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.
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Did You Know?
In its time, Ellis Island was the busiest federal immigration station in America. In 1907, Ellis Island processed 1,004,756 immigrants, a record number for the Immigration stations. April 17, 1907 was the Island's busiest day, when 11,747 immigrants were processed. Today, the US Customs and Border Protection processes over 700,000 visitors daily through 326 official Ports of Entry. More...