Sold Out: The Hospital Zone at Ellis Island: A Walking Tour
Please note the time for this tour has changed to 10 am. Please contact The New York Academy of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-822-7301 with questions or concerns.
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The Ellis Island Hospital was once the gold standard of medical care in the United States. As the country's first public health hospital, it served the millions of immigrants who passed through its doors upon entering the country. Shuttered for over 60 years, the complex has sat abandoned, decaying into complete disrepair. Join us for a private hard hat tour of the hospital zone including the infectious and contagious disease wards, the kitchen, staff housing, the autopsy room, and the laundry room with guides from Save Ellis Island.
The tour will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 1:30 pm and meet in front of Castle Clinton at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. We will travel together by ferry to Ellis Island. The tour will be approximately 90 minutes in length and conclude on Ellis Island. Sturdy close-toed shoes are recommended.
Guests may stay on the Island for further sightseeing following the tour or return by ferry. Tickets include roundtrip ferry transportation and the tour.
This program accompanies our exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis (on view through April 28, 2019). To view all of the programs in the series, click here.
About Save Ellis Island:
Founded in 1999, Save Ellis Island is a non-profit committed to preserving and restoring the historic hospital buildings on Ellis Island. They work to ensure future generations will be able to discover the rich history and preserve the stories of the millions of men, women and children who passed through its gates.
$30 for Museum of the City of New York and New York Academy of Medicine Members
$45 General Admission
Members: To register call the Library at The New York Academy of Medicine at 212-822-7301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.