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Family Reunion/Open House at the Angel Island Immigration Station July 20!

Author Judy Yung
Have you always wanted to come to Angel Island but just haven't made the time? Are you an experienced visitor but want to bring your friends and family? Come to our Family Reunion/Open House at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island State Park, Saturday, July 20! We will feature author and U.S. Immigration Station expert Judy Yung and a free open house so you can explore the immigration barracks museum at your leisure. Park staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide insight about the site and its history throughout the day.


UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Judy Yung, co-author of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America will provide a 30 minute talk about the Immigration Station and its history twice; at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., which will provide an excellent orientation to your visiting experience. Meet inside the World War II era mess hall near the stairs to the Immigration Station barracks. The special free open house of the immigration station will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stroll the grounds and learn from the hundreds of stories at the Immigrant Heritage Wall.

Please make your own transportation arrangements from San Francisco or Tiburon (there is inexpensive parking near the Bank of America lot!) - find out more here.

There is a 9:45 a.m. ferry from San Francisco’s Pier 39/41 and a 10:00 a.m. ferry from 21 Main Street in Tiburon. Both arrive on Angel Island around 10:20 a.m. Once you get to the island, we recommend the pleasant walk to the Immigration Station (once you've climbed about 140 steps to the main road!) that takes about 30 minutes; a shuttle option to the Immigration Station is available from the Angel Island Cafe for an additional $5 per person roundtrip. Take the early ferries in order to get the most out of your day on the island.

Visitors should either bring their own picnic lunch or plan to purchase food at the Angel Island Cafe, located near the dock on Angel Island. You can even pre-order a box lunch and pick it up when you land at the ferry dock. There are no food concessions at the Immigration Station.

You can now book the Tiburon ferry tickets, order lunches and shuttles at Angel Island Company’s website. You can purchase ferry tickets from San Francisco here.

For more information, contact AIISF at 415-348-9200 x10 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We hope to see you there!

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