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

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Your Dollars At Work

Beginning in the Spring of 2010, Ellis Island is going to see a lot of construction work. Some of that work is much-needed repairs, while other work will enhance the experience of our visitors.

Please take note of, and respect, the safety notices and barriers you see when you visit Ellis Island. We want your visit to be as safe as it is enjoyable.

Thank you for your patience during these work projects. Ultimately they will help us preserve and protect this important chapter in America's history.

Please note: Entries for each project are in reverse chronological order.

 

Some of these projects are federally funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The links to the right will tell you more about this work.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The American Immigrant Wall of Honor is not actually under construction. However, some sections of the Wall are within the construction zones of the repairs to the seawall, and therefore, may be inaccessible.

Did You Know?

Guastavino ceiling Ellis

The Guastavino Ceiling in the Great Hall: Rafael Guastavino Moreno (1842 –1908) was a Spanish architect and builder. He created a "Tile Arch System" patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar, it is found in some of the most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks across the United States