Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.
Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy parts of the historic Main Building and museum, including most of the exhibits, remain closed at this time. More »
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 138 or send an email request.
Lost items on Liberty Island, call (212)363-3200 ext 245 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:
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?
On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).