Pack your bags!!!!
An exclusive report from the Baggage room at Ellis Island
When you arrive at Ellis Island you will first have to enter the building. When you get inside you will see a-lot of bags and bundles staked wall to wall. It is encouraged that you check your luggage although if you insist, the attendants will let you take your luggage through the inspection. The officers will give you an identification tag and will help you to efficiently get in and out . Have a great Day and welcome to the United states. Good luck on the inspection.
Trunks staked in the restored baggage room
Trunks stacked in the baggage room in 1902
Sacks (or lugs)
Lugs full of smaller bags stacked in the baggage room
Where are my bags
We apologize for any inconvenience but due to a rising number of immigration through Ellis Island. There are many bags that are lost or stolen. If you are missing a bag, trunk or lug please contact us with the information below:
thank you and welcome to the U.S.A.