Plan Your Visit
Visiting Liberty Island is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. However, visitors who wish to enter the museum, pedestal or crown must secure reservations. For over a decade, the National Park Service has implemented a reservation system, which is much different from the ways past generations accessed the Statue of Liberty. The National Park Service strongly recommends making advanced ticket reservations. Reservations secured far enough in advance allow visitors to select their desired level of access and also eliminate the need to wait in line to purchase tickets. Crown tickets are available by advanced reservation only.DISCOVER THE TYPES OF TICKETS
Statue Cruises is the official source for ferry tickets to Liberty Island. You may buy tickets online, by phone or in person.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY
All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or Battery Park. Visitors with Crown or Pedestal tickets must pass through a secondary security screening on Liberty Island prior to entering the monument.
How far would you travel to find a better life? How much would you sacrifice in order to provide for your family? If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the attitudes of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories.