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

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

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  • 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 remain closed at this time. The museum's artifacts remain in off-site storage. 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:

  • 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?

Dorm Room

Although most immigrants processed at Ellis Island stayed between three and five hours, about 20% stayed overnight in dormitory rooms until their cases could be cleared. Many immigrants found these accommodations a big improvement over the severe conditions of traveling to America in "steerage".