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.
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 for media access to Statue of Liberty National Monument. Reporters on deadline may call 917-299-3843. Due to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island remains closed to the public and to all media.
Looking for a film permit?
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.
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 www.nps.gov/npnh.
Did You Know?
The Statue's original torch was the first part constructed in 1876. In 1984 it was replaced by a new copper torch covered in 24K gold leaf which is lighted by floodlight at night. The original torch is currently located in the lobby of the monument. Access to the torch has been closed since 1916.