Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
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Visiting Ellis Island
Update as of May 7, 2013: Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is closed indefinitely. The Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4, 2013.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum is located in New York Harbor.
Ellis Island is open everyday except December 25, hours change seasonally.
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Did You Know?
The Guastavino Ceiling in the Great Hall: Rafael Guastavino Moreno (1842 –1908) was a Spanish architect and builder. He created a "Tile Arch System" patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar, it is found in some of the most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks across the United States