Following restoration in the 1980s, this building reopened as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a symbol of this nation's immigrant heritage. The museum exhibits chronicle Ellis Island's role in immigration history, and view it in the context of its time and the still broader context of four centuries of immigration to America. Today, its official name is the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.
The exhibits also portray and give voice to the immigrants themselves. Each of their stories are unique, and bears witness to the courage and determination that enables men and women to leave their homes and seek new opportunities in an unknown land.
There are a number of options available to help you get the most out of your visit. Please inquire at the information desk, or with a park ranger, for availability and options on the day of your visit.
There are a number of options available to help you get the most out of your visit.
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Last updated: September 21, 2023