Ellis Island is known as an entry point for immigrants, but what about the rest of the island? Did you even know there was more to the island? Well there is! A 750-bed hospital complex is present on the remainder of the island, where the immigrants were treated for various ailments including a specific area for contagious disease patients.
The complex has been abandoned and is in disrepair, but the National Park Service is now offering “hard hat tours” of certain buildings of the abandoned hospital complex.