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 »
Donate to Your Park
We can accept checks or money orders made payable to the National Park Service.
If you have a specific passion and would like the money to go to that cause, you should write a letter or note and request how you would like the money to be spent. We would then set up a specific account number to be used for that purpose solely.
If you just wish for the park to receive the money, then the park will deposit those funds in the "general" donation account which typically funds educational and interpretive events at the park.
Our address is
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Did You Know?
Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island on January 1, 1892, after she arrived from Ireland on the SS Nevada. Charles Hendley of the Secretary of the Treasury's office inspected Annie, she was then given a $10 gold coin by Immigration Superintendent Colonel John Weber.