Ellis Island

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Facility:Ellis Island
Description:Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990.

Today, over 40 percent of America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Liberty Island
Address 2:
City:New York
State/Province:NY
Zip Code:10004
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Current Park Hours: 9:30 am - 5:15 pm. Hours are adjusted seasonally.

Liberty and Ellis Islands are open daily except December 25th.

Highest visitation occurs during the months of June through September. Visitation can be high during holiday and weekend periods throughout the year. Access to facilities at both Liberty Island and Ellis Islands can be limited prior to the final ferry departure. Please allow for ferry transportation time in your schedule.

For further information on hours of operation, please call the park's information line at: (212) 363-3200. Current ferry schedules.
Admission:
Telephone:(212) 363-3200
Website:http://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm
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