6. Half of Ellis Island is Abandoned
The Ellis Island hospital morgue and autopsy theater
The hospital complex on the south side of Ellis Island was once one of the most advanced in the world. So advanced that some of the city’s wealthiest families wanted to be treated there, but were rejected since the hospital was a public health initiative, not for private clients.
You can take hard hat tours of this portion of the island and step inside the hospital spaces, where you can see the 2014 JR art installation Unframed Ellis Island. Book your tickets or the tour below:
Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital