• 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?

resized black_tom Saturday Evening Post

On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).