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 »
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.
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Not media, but you'd like to visit?
To visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island, go to their Plan Your Visit page for information, links and tips. Get tickets for the ferry, the monument (pedestal) and limited tiickets for the crown from Statue Cruises. Ellis Island doe not yet have a date for reopening.
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?
Many government agencies have administered the Ellis Island immigration depot. The Bureau of Immigration, later called the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), inspected immigrants. The agency was restructured in 2003 under the new Department of Homeland Security and is now 3 entities : U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services.