Things To Do

Park ranger giving a tour to a group of people in Ellis Island's Great Hall.

Visitors on a tour with a park ranger in the Great Hall learning about immigration through Ellis Island a century ago.

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A note to our visitors:

Due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island Immigration Museum will remain a work in progress at least through the spring. Because of the storm, most of the museum collection is currently stored in a climate-controlled facility in Maryland. A temporary ventilation system will be replaced by permanent equipment later this year. Please take these conditions into consideration when planning your trip to Ellis Island.


Indoor Activites

Highlights activities and experiences that are available while on the island.


For Kids

Traveling with a younger group? Here are some activities that may pique their interest.


Guided Tours

Explore the different types of tours that are offered by Rangers or volunteers.


Time Suggestions

Short on time or have all day? Here are some suggestions on what to see, so you can get the full Ellis Island experience.

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