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Ellis Island takes its name from Samuel Ellis, local farmer and merchant. The federal immigration station opened on January 1, 1892 and was closed in November 12, 1954, but not before 12 million immigrants, were inspected there by the US Bureau of Immigration (Immigration and Naturalization Service) There are unsubstantiated estimates for immigrants processed there as high as 20 million. In the 35 years before Ellis Island opened, over 8 million immigrants had been processed locally by New York State officials at Castle Garden Immigration Depot in Manhattan. Entrance to the museum. Ellis Island was the first stop for most immigrants from Europe. Today, over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who first arrived in America through the island before dispersing to points all over the country. Ellis Island was one of 30 processing stations opened by the federal government. It was the major processing station for third class/steerage immigrants entering the United States in 1892; it processed 70% of all immigrants at the time.

Address: Battery Park & Liberty Island, NY, NY 10017-3851
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
othercontact: TTY: 212 363-3211.
Phone: (212) 363-3200.
Website: http://www.nps.gov/elis

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