Visiting Manhattan from New Jersey
Disclaimer: The Statue of Liberty National Monument offers the following guide as a courtesy to its visitors. All visitors are to contact each transportation provider to ensure operation and schedule accuracy BEFORE visiting.
This guide is for those driving to and parking in Liberty State Park, New Jersey who want to visit Manhattan after their trip to Ellis and Liberty Island.
Parking in Liberty State Park, NJ
The parking lot at the New Jersey ferry departure point is within the boundaries of Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Liberty State Park has seasonal operating hours. The parking lot is closed when Liberty State Park is closed.
Returning to New Jersey
Those who have visited Manhattan by transferring to a New York-bound Statue Cruises ferry can return to their parked car at Liberty State Park one of three ways:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Alternate Option: Taking a PATH Train
If the above options do not satisfy your itinerary, consider driving to a PATH station after your visit. Visitors can return to their cars and drive to the Grove Street PATH Station (also available: Journal Square PATH and Exchange Place PATH) in Jersey City, New Jersey. Lot parking (#296 located at 155 Montgomery Street) is two blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station. From the Grove Street OR Journal Square PATH Station, visitors have 24/7 access to Newark, NJ (by way of the Newark line) Hoboken, NJ (by transferring) lower Manhattan (by way of the World Trade Center line) and Midtown Manhattan (by way of the 33rd Street line).
Alternate Option: Driving into Manhattan
Visitors can also drive into Manhattan after their visit to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. The Holland Tunnel is located a few miles north of Liberty State Park. Click here for directions to the Holland Tunnel from the Liberty State Park parking lot.
NOTE: Reference the Port Authority Holland Tunnel page for possible closures and hazardous material restrictions BEFORE driving through!
Did You Know?
Several agencies have been caretakers for the Statue. The U.S. Lighthouse Board cared for the statue as the first electric lighthouse or "navigational aid" 1886 - 1902, followed by the War Department 1902 - 1933 and since 1933 she has been cared for by employees of the National Park Service.