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Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Ellis Island, New York, NY 10004

Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States for over 60 years, from 1892 until 1954. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. It was long considered part of New York, but a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. Exhibits include Hearing Room, Peak Immigration Years, the Peopling of America, Restoring a Landmark, Silent Voices, Treasures from Home, and Ellis Island Chronicles. There are also three theaters used for film and live performances.

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