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  2. Ellis Island - Wikipedia

    Ellis Island (the United States) Show map of the United States. Ellis Island is a federally owned island in New York Harbor, situated within the U.S. states of New Jersey and New York, that was the busiest immigrant inspection and processing station in the United States. From 1892 to 1954, nearly 12 million immigrants arriving at the Port of ...

  3. Ellis Island | History, Facts, & Museum | Britannica

    Ellis Island, island in Upper New York Bay, formerly the United States’ principal immigration reception centre. Often referred to as the Gateway to the New World, the island lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Manhattan Island, New York City, and about 1,300 feet (400 metres) east of the New Jersey shore. Originally only 3 acres (1.2 hectares) in area, it grew to 27 acres (11 hectares ...

  4. If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories.

  5. Behind-the-Scenes Ellis Island Hard Hat Tours Are Back!

    Save Ellis Island is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the funds needed to rehabilitate and repurpose the twenty-nine historic buildings on the south side of Ellis Island for a ...

  6. The Top 10 Secrets of Ellis Island, NYC - Untapped New York

    Ellis Island is one of the requisite stops for visitors and residents alike in New York City. It was the entry point for over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954. The architecture of the Ellis ...

  7. The Front Yard at Ellis Island Casino and Brewery - OpenTable

    The Front Yard is a two-story indoor/outdoor venue with a casual brewpub atmosphere with a premium bar and full-service restaurant showcasing Ellis family favorite recipes such as house-cured bacon and brisket, and dishes incorporating craft beers from its own Ellis Island Brewery. The Front Yard will also feature a variety of brews straight ...

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