"Ellis Opened the Gates" Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Tip by BruceDunning

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  • Picture coming into the complex - New York City
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      Layout of the facility
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The site was used to welcome immigrants form 1892 through 1954. Around 25 million people came through here. They were screened for diseases and reasons for coming too America. Few were sent back. The facility went into bad disrepair over the years and in 1982, President Reagan got Lee Iococa to lead a crusade to renovate the Liberty Statue site, and the foundation then worked on Ellis Island. It took nearly $200 milllion in donations and in 1990 some of Ellis Is was ready for tours. Since then the museum has had 30 million visitors come through. NOt all the area can be viewed and 5 buildings are done now, while more ongoing restoration continues.

Address: In the Hudson River
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
Phone: +1 212-363-3200
Website: http://www.ellisisland.org/EIinfo/about.asp

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2008
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