3. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
Start the new year with an adventure and a look back into the past on Untapped Cities’ Behind the Scenes Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital. For years the hospital stood as the standard for United States medical care and went on to serve many other purposes, including as offices for the FBI, once immigration operations ceased. Now, for over sixty years the 22-building complex has been left to decay and blocked off to the public. This hard hat tour will bring you on a unique exploration of the abandoned facility with visits to the contagious disease wards, the autopsy rooms laundry facilities and other off-limits areas. You will also see pieces of the site specific art installation Unframed by world renowned artist JR. This installation is made up of historical, photographs, taken on the island, that have been blown up to life size and pasted on the walls, doors, windows, floors, and furniture throughout the buildings.