Immigration: Explore Ellis Island

Welcome to Ellis Island! More than 12 million immigrants made their first stop in America at the Ellis Island Immigration Station between 1892 and 1954. In fact, more than 40 percent of Americans can trace their family history back to Ellis Island. Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

Follow in the immigrants’ footsteps by taking this tour. You’ll hear first-hand stories told by people who came through Ellis Island; see historical photographs and films; read fascinating facts; and discover the central role this station played in the story of American immigration. Learn More about Ellis Island