The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.
These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.
Join Our Friends
Our Friends are organizations who have official agreements with the National Park Service.
The National Park Foundation is the national charitable partner of the National Park Service. The mission of the National Park Foundation is to strengthen the connection between the American people and their National Parks.
The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the Harbor Conservancy with the National Park Service is to preserve and protect the National Parks of New York Harbor.
Did You Know?
Pelican Island was proclaimed the first U.S. National Wildlife Refuge by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903. This action was taken by the president to protect the island's birds from plume hunters. It also contributed to T.R. being known as one of the world's greatest conservationists.