Your news source and media contact for the Statue

Check out News Releases for the latest press releases and media advisories issued by Statue of Liberty National Monument.

ribbon cutting WS

On July 4, 2013, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell cut the ribbon with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NJ Senator Robert Menendez to reopen Liberty Island for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. The park is committed to restoring both Liberty and Ellis Islands in a quick, safe, sustainable manner.

NPS photo by Volunteer-in-Parks Steven Sinski.

For news stories, contact Public Affairs

Reporters may email the park's Public Affairs Office with requests and questions regarding Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. Reporters on deadline may call 917-299-3843. Due to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, only the grounds, first floor and the Great Hall at Ellis Island are open at this time.

Looking for a film permit?

Requests for permits to film anything other than breaking news must first be emailed to the park. Special use permit applications for other park uses may be found here as well.

Not media, but you'd like to visit?

Our Plan Your Visit section provides information, links and tips about what you need to know to visit the park. Get tickets for the ferry from Statue Cruises, which also sells limited tickets to the monument (pedestal) and the crown. Visiting the crown requires obtaining limited tickets well in advance, plus the ability to climb 377 steps.

Free photos, "b-roll" of Liberty Island and the inside of the Statue

Statue of Liberty National Monument offers still photographs and moving images of the park and the Statue for use by media organizations and individuals. All photos and movie clips are taken by park staff and volunteers and are not covered by copyright; they may be used by anyone, free of charge. We ask that you credit National Park Service (or, for international media, U.S. National Park Service) when you use them. Files include the interior of the Statue, high resolution images of the Statue and photos of the park before and after Hurricane Sandy, including the park's recovery.

Fact sheets

Statue of Liberty National Monument Fact Sheet
Ellis Island Fact Sheet

Other national parks in New York Harbor

In addition to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York Harbor is home to several national parks, including Gateway National Recreation Area and Federal Hall National Monument. News from National Parks of New York Harbor can be found in their virtual news room or on their website at


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