Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) honored 39th in National Park Quarter Series

Ellis Island National Monument

Ellis Island National Monument

Located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor off the southern tip of Manhattan, Ellis Island National Monument is a tribute to what was America’s busiest immigration center for over 60 years from 1892-1954. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island just south of Ellis Island.

Approximately 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island during its years of operation, and over 40% of America’s population can trace their ancestry through this former immigration center. The facility’s main building now houses a museum dedicated to the history of immigration and the major role Ellis Island played in the growth and development of our country during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The museum features artifacts, photographs, videos, audio tours, interactive displays and self-guided exhibits that illuminate the immigration experience and tell the stories of millions of Americans. Ellis Island National Monument and the Statue of Liberty are extremely popular National Park Service sites that receive nearly two million visitors each year. They are featured on the fourth 2017 National Park quarter and 39th issue in the 2010-2021 National Park series.

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