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September 25, 2014
Unrestored Ellis Island Buildings Opening for the First Time in 60 Years
Shuttered for 60 years, Ellis Island’s South Side Hospital Complex will open to visitors for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 1, revealing an overlooked story in immigration to the United States. Approximately one immigrant out of ten who arrived at Ellis Island received medical attention at this facility.

May 12, 2014
NPS announces Ellis infrastructure repairs and reopening of upper level exhibition areas
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that Perini Management Services, Inc. was awarded a $34.9 million task order to repair damaged infrastructure on Ellis Island, part of Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York Harbor. The project is scheduled to begin mid-May.

October 24, 2013
Ellis Island to reopen, one year after Sandy; Repair work continues
Ellis Island Immigration Museum, part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, will reopen to the public on Monday, October 28 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy submerged the island a year ago.

Did You Know?

Notable Ellis Island Immigrants

During the island's 62 years of operation, over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island, including quite a few who went on to become famous such as: Frank Capra, Bela Lugosi, Baron Von Trapp, Irving Berlin, Max Factor, Claudette Colbert, Rudolph Valentino, Igor Sikorsky and Bob Hope.