Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.
Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy parts of the historic Main Building and museum, including most of the exhibits, remain closed at this time. More »
Visiting Ellis Island
Update as of March 20, 2013: Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is closed indefinitely. The Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4, 2013.
National Parks of New York Harbor include 10 national parks with 22 natural, historic, and recreational sites. These national parks, preserve, special places tell the story of American and its greatest city, from the nation's early defenses to its first steps as a new democracy, from the waves of immigrants to the rise of a commercial powerhouse unrivaled in the world. They include powerful international icons and places of extraordinary beauty where you can experience our history and natural heritage on the land and on the water.
Statue of Liberty National Monument currently closed, scheduled to reopen on July 4, 2013
Castle Clinton National Monument is closed until further notice after Hurricane Sandy.
Did You Know?
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.