"Trace the immigrant journey" American Family Immigration History Center Tip by icunme

  Display of immigrant luggage at entrance
by icunme

"Through America's Gate" is an exhibit in the main building that replicates the immigrant journey through the Ellis Island station. A step-by-step view of immigrant processing is revealed through historic photographs, artifacts and personal papers. Restored to the 1918-1924 period, this 14 room exhibit area features audio recordings of immigrants' reminiscences.

This photo is typical of the emotion experienced when we first face the display of immigrant's luggage - the first sight you see upon entering the mail building where they were processed.

Address: Ellis Island
Directions: Main Building Exhibition Hall
Phone: 212-561-4588
Website: http://www.ellisisland.org

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2007
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