A Hospital Was Built And Left To Decay In New Jersey’s Immigrant Hub

Ellis Island – the name is famous worldwide as one of the United States’ largest hubs for immigration. But over the decades, the island served as much more than just a place for arrival. Split between New York and New Jersey, its New Jersey half held a sprawling immigrant hospital that was a place of both hope and despair. Today it stands as a decaying monument to the island’s rich history – and it’s open for those who want to brave its grounds.

Have you visited Ellis Island? If you’ve taken the supplemental Hard Hat tour and explored the abandoned hospital, let us know about your experience in the comments section. To find out more about the hospital and how to visit, make sure to check out the official Save Ellis Island webpage.

Address: Ellis Island Immigrant Building, New York, NY 10004, USA