Island of Hope, Island of Tears

How far would you travel to find a better life? What if the journey took weeks under difficult conditions?  If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories. Read More

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Take a Hard Hat Tour of the South Side

Guided 90-minute tours (by advance reservation only) will take visitors ages 13 and older to select areas of the Ellis Island Hospital.

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Virtually Tour Ellis Island's South Side

Take the interactive virtual tour of the South Side of the island and see high resolution spherical images and historical data. Explore now!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Ellis Island Museum of Immigration
Statue of Liberty National Monument

New York, NY 10004


(212) 363-3200
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