Exploring the Ellis Island Museum
Statue of Liberty NM, National Park Service
We invite you to explore the museum and see some of the features that you will see when you make a visit to Ellis Island.
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.