Ellis Island Immigration Museum
17 Battery Place State Route 210, New York, NY
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is a living monument to the story of the American people. Housed inside the restored Main Building of the former immigration complex, the Museum documents the rich story of American immigration through a carefully curated collection of photographs, heirlooms, and searchable historic records. Visitors touring the Great Hall, baggage room, and restored dormitories can feel the spirit of the hopeful arrivals eager to find opportunity, and the Museum’s interactive exhibits bring their voyages to life. Each display sheds light on the immigration process, and allows visitors to gain an appreciation for the nuances of the American melting pot.
Constantly evolving, the Museum doesn’t end with tales of Ellis Island and its golden doors – it also highlights immigration before and after the Ellis era. Thought-provoking and moving, the Museum celebrates all of those who have searched for promise and possibility and honors the complexities and contradictions of the migrant journey.
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