One of many interesting exhibits located inside the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

One of many interesting exhibits located inside the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Ellis Island – known as the ‘Gateway to America’ – was the country’s largest and most active immigration station from 1892 to 1924

Ellis Island – known as the ‘Gateway to America’ – was the country’s largest and most active immigration station from 1892 to 1924

From August 1,1855 through April 18,1890, immigrants arriving in the state of New York came through Castle Garden. America's first official immigrant examining and processing center, Castle Garden welcomed approximately 8 million immigrants - most from Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Russia and Denmark.

From August 1,1855 through April 18,1890, immigrants arriving in the state of New York came through Castle Garden. America's first official immigrant examining and processing center, Castle Garden welcomed approximately 8 million immigrants - most from Germany, Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Russia and Denmark.

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