Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. 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?
Although most immigrants processed at Ellis Island stayed between three and five hours, about 20% stayed overnight in dormitory rooms until their cases could be cleared. Many immigrants found these accommodations a big improvement over the severe conditions of traveling to America in "steerage".