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Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

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From 1901 to 1904 more than a million people from around the world walked through the pavilion of this abandoned hospital. It is the first public hospital in the U.S., responsible for diagnosing, treating, and often deporting immigrants who had just arrived after spending around three weeks on a ship. Today, the Ellis Island Hospital Complex is overseen by the National Park Service which takes visitors on a tour through the unrestored buildings. The 90-minute tour includes the infectious diseases ward, the kitchen, the autopsy room, and staff housing. Due to its remote location and need of ferry transportation, the tour costs around $50 per person. Participants must be at least 13 years old to join. For more details see the nps.gov website.