Your news source for Ellis Island
Reporters may email the park's Public Affairs Office with requests for media access to Statue of Liberty National Monument. Reporters on deadline may call 917-299-3843.
Looking for a film permit?
Not media, but you'd like to visit?
Ellis Island is open on a limited basis following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. More information is available on the Plan Your Visit page.
Free photos, "b-roll" of Liberty Island and the inside of the Statue
Statue of Liberty National Monument offers still photographs and moving images of the park and the Statue for use by media organizations and individuals. All photos and movie clips are taken by park staff and volunteers and are not covered by copyright; they may be used by anyone, free of charge. We ask that you credit National Park Service (or, for international media, U.S. National Park Service) when you use them. Files include the interior of the Statue, high resolution images of the Statue and photos of the park before and after Hurricane Sandy, including the park's recovery.
In addition to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York Harbor is home to several national parks, including Gateway National Recreation Area and Federal Hall National Monument. News from National Parks of New York Harbor can be found in their virtual news room or on their website at www.nps.gov/npnh.
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.