After the restoration
of the detention center, it was made into a museum. They recreated one
of the dormitories and some of the poems that were carved on the wall.
These poems on the wall were refurbished, so it can be readable to tourists.
The museum is now maintained by The Angel Island Immigration Station
Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit organization.
Not only was there
a museum created, but they also formed the island into a park. The park
is the same ground where many of the immigrants used to spend their
free time playing ball or just enjoying their brief moment of fresh
air. You can walk on the docks where the Chinese immigrants once walked.
Step into the shoes of a Chinese immigrant as you walk through Angel
Island. Many activities are offered at the park such as boating, picnicking,
hiking, biking, and touring the detention building.
To see a live still
camera shot of the Angel Island Park, click
If you are planning
to visit Angel Island, or just see what the island is like, click
here to get a brief map of Angel Island.
For tours of Angel
Island and other historical sites visit www.angelisland.org
or call at 415-435-3522. Volunteer opportunities are available please
inquire with the organization.