• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

2011-2012 Exhibition Schedule

STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT AND ELLIS ISLAND

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

There are no Special Exhibits at this time. Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island remains a work in progress. Once fully reopened, we will resume our special exhibits.

Did You Know?

passenger manifest

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.