Ellis Island

Gilded Age Activity


Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nations busiest immigration inspection from 1892-1954.


  • Between 1892-1954 Ellis Island was the largest immigration station, during those 62 years it processed millions of immigrants coming into America. After WW1 they had a series of laws passed to limit the flow of immigrants.
  • Ellis island is mostly made up land fill, it was original 3.3 acres but it was artificially increased to 27 acres.
  • Ellis Island is now The American Museum of Immigration.