"Ellis Island" Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Tip by mickeyboy07

 
 

Ellis Island in New York harbour was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States.It was the nations busiest immigrant inpection station from 1892 to 1954.The Island was greatly expanded with landfill between 1892 and 1934.Before that the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a Naval Magazine.The Main building on the island is now a historic museum depicting the story of immigrant life in America in the early 1900's and tells the story of how modern America was shaped.The island lies North of Liberty island and the Liberty island ferry stops here on its way back to Manhattan.

Address: In the Hudson River
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
Phone: 201-604-2800
Website: http://www.statuecruises.com

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  • Written Nov 18, 2011
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