• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • 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 remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. More »

Special Exhibits

STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT AND ELLIS ISLAND
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

CURRENT EXHIBITS

 

There are no Special Exhibits at this time.
Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island Immigration Museum remains a work in progress. Once Ellis is fully reopened, we will resume our special exhibits.

 
The Second Floor:
 

The Third Floor:

 

The Baggage Room:

Did You Know?

passenger manifest

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.