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 remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. 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?
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...