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

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • 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 and both elevators, remain closed at this time. More »

Our Staff & Offices

Immigration & Naturalization staff

Immigration & Naturalization Staff

Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

All official inquiries, inquiries and comments should be directed to:

Write to: National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, NY, NY 10004. Attn: Superintendent

E-mail the park.

General Information Line: 212 363-3200 (voicemail only)

Media Relations: 917-299-3843

Fax: 212 363-6304 (land lines are not currently working - no fax)

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors can utilize the services of NY/NJ relay at 711.

Did You Know?

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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).