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 »
Contact Public Affairs
Statue of Liberty National Monument, which includes Ellis Island as well as Liberty Island, is a national park in New York Harbor. The park's Public Affairs Office is responsible for media affairs on both islands.
For information on news stories regarding the park: Email us!
Phone: 917-299-3843 (mobile only; no land lines yet after Hurricane Sandy)
FAX: none (see above)
Did You Know?
Although Ellis Island is federal property and has always been historically considered in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a "Special Master" to mediate. The ruling in 1998 determined that the original island belongs to New York and the rest of the island, added after 1834, belongs to New Jersey.