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Ellis Island/American Family Immigration History Center

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The American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, an archive of more than 65 million Port of New York passenger arrival records and 900 ship pictures circa 1820–1957, allows you to explore your family’s arrival in America. Find, store and purchase documents containing information about your ancestors, which can also be accessed online at www.libertyellisfoundation.org. Near the Family History Center, you'll find the Peopling of America Center exhibits, which tell the stories of pre- and post-Ellis immigration.

  • Kid Friendly:
  • View/Rooftop:
    • Water View
  • WiFi - Free:
  • Accessibility URL: https://www.statueofliberty.org/visit/faq
  • Audio Description: Yes
  • Sign Language Interpretation: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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  • Re-Opening Status: Open - Fully