• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Lost and Found

Did you lose or misplace any items while visiting Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty?

Lost items on Ellis Island, call (212)363-3200 ext 2134 or send an email request.

Lost items on Liberty Island, call (212)363-3200 ext 2403 or send an email request.

Lost items on the Ferry Boat, please contact Statue Cruises directly at (201) 432-6321 and then dial "0".

Please leave the following when making a report:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Detailed description of item lost, including manufacturer, model number, color, and any other specifics to identify your item
  • Mailing address
  • Date the item was lost
  • Where you might have left the item

If you find an item while visiting the site, please take the item to the Information Desk at Ellis Island or the Information Center at Liberty Island.

Did You Know?

Ellis Island's Distinctive Facade and Towers

Although Ellis Island is federal property and has always been historically considered in New York, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed a "Special Master" to mediate. The ruling in 1998 determined that the original island belongs to New York and the rest of the island, added after 1834, belongs to New Jersey.