2. Annie Moore: First Immigrant Through Ellis Island


Unbeknownst to most, there is one statue that is not conventionally on the list of sculptures dedicated to women in New York City. The statue pictured above is of Annie Moore, the first immigrant through Ellis Island. Today, there are currently two statues dedicated to Annie Moore in the world: one in Cobh, Ireland at her port of departure and the other at Ellis Island her port of arrival. The statue of Annie Moore on Ellis Island is located inside the Immigration Museum.

Seventeen-year-old Irish girl Annie Moore, was traveling from Ireland with her two younger brothers to reunite with their parents who were already living in New York City. The rest of Annie’s life is said to have been spent entirely on the Lower East Side.

You can see Annie Moore before or after a tour of the abandoned hospital on Ellis Island, as your ticket gives you free access to the museum:

Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

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