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?
Since the passage of the "Steerage Act of 1819", passenger manifests have been required for all arriving vessels to be delivered to the U.S. Government and reported to Congress. This document, used for inspection at Ellis Island, has become an important starting point in researching family history.