Visiting Ellis Island
Update as of June 29,2014: Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is open with limitations.
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.
Did You Know?
Most Americans remember Bob Hope for his work in the entertainment business as a comedian, actor, dancer and singer, as well as his work with the American troops abroad. Few people know that Bob Hope was an immigrant from England who came here with his family and passed inspection at Ellis Island on March 30, 1908, at the age of 5. (center of photo) More...