How Your Support Helps

Imagine being transported to a specific moment in time, a window to the past…
It is wonderful to imagine what can be accomplished if resources are available.
With your continued support, this dream will become a reality.

Save Ellis Island, in partnership with the National Park Service, will rehabilitate and re-dedicate 29 buildings on Ellis Island for public education and enjoyment. The “other” Ellis Island, encompassing the extraordinary complex of 29 hospital buildings will complete the story of Ellis Island as the portal for one of the largest migrations in history and demonstrate the economic and social benefit of historic preservation for civil society, and the relevance of historic places in the twenty-first century.

Your support has made it possible to complete the restoration of the Ferry Building, connecting corridors and Laundry/Hospital Outbuilding. Your support has made it possible for an exhibit to be installed in the Ferry Building. Your support makes it possible for Save Ellis Island to assist the National Park Service in the development and implementation of programming for grades K – 12, College students and Professional Development Workshops attended by thousands of teachers and students annually.

Whether we are providing support to rehabilitate the unrestored buildings on Ellis Island’s South Side or providing educational programs, we rely upon your help to fund these activities.

Please accept our warmest thanks for the support you have provided – we greatly appreciate it.


From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered USA through the portal of Ellis Island in New York Harbor

We are part of America's story

Ellis Island tells the story of the journey of millions of men, women and children from around the world who sought a new future on these shores.

Walking around these buildings we're not just talking about history-visitors are able to touch, feel, and understand in a way that connects them to the past. As we rebuild parts of Ellis Island, we are rebuilding its legacy and revitalizing living landmarks to a world gone by. Save Ellis Island is working to create a destination that echoes the beacon of hope that it once was for nearly twelve million immigrants and continues to be for the nearly two million visitors each year.

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The Save Ellis Island website is made possible by a generous donation from Heidi Liebi Root in memory of her father Fred Liebi