Before Ellis Island, Immigrants Arrived at Castle Garden

Castle Garden 1825-28, by Alexander Jackson Davis. (Photo: Courtesy of the Battery Conservancy Collection)

Before Ellis Island was built, over eight million immigrants began new lives in America after walking through Castle Garden, a former beer garden and fort turned immigrant safe haven during a time of open immigration to…

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One thought on “Before Ellis Island, Immigrants Arrived at Castle Garden

  1. Very interesting. I had read about immigrants being signed up for the Union army as soon as they got off the boats. There were whole regiments formed from the Irish immigrants alone.
    It was a long way to travel, just to die in the Civil War.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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