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Castle Garden, NY

Not all immigrants to NY came through Ellis Island! Explore these ships passenger lists, history, photos and other records of U.S. immigration through Castle Garden, New York.

Castle Garden - America's First Official Immigration Center
America's first official immigration center, Castle Garden welcomed over 10 million immigrants to New York from 1830 until 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

Castle Clinton National Monument
Description of Castle Clinton which later became Castle Garden, a common point of arrival for immigrants before Ellis Island was opened in 1890

Castle Garden - One Immigrant's Story
This article, published 23 Dec 1866 in the New York Times was written by a steerage passenger aboard the ship S. S. SCOTLAND and describes her experience being processed through Castle Garden.

Castle Gardens & Ellis Island
Immigration and naturalization history through Castle Gardens and Ellis Island including info on where to find records.

History of Castle Clinton
Learn the rich history of Castle Clinton from its inception as a fort, through its use as an entertainment complex, immigrant processing center and aquarium for the City of NY.

Immigrant Arrivals - A Photo History
A variety of photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and Castle Garden, NY are included in the 8000+ historical photos available online in the History Collection of the University of California, Davis. Search by keyword or narrow by topic to locate additional immigrant photos

Passenger Lists - New York City Arrivals Vol. 1
Selected passenger lists of ships arriving at Castle Garden, the Barge Office and Ellis Island from 1820 - 1929.

Passenger Lists - New York City Arrivals Vol. 2
Selected passenger lists of ships arriving at Castle Garden, the Barge Office and Ellis Island from 1803 - 1930.

Passenger Lists - New York City Arrivals Vol. 3
Selected passenger lists of ships to Castle Garden, the Barge Office and Ellis Island, NY during the period 1803-1930.

Passenger Lists - New York City Arrivals Vol. 4
Selected passenger lists of ships to Castle Garden, the Barge Office and Ellis Island, NY during the period 1774-1936.

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