Statue of Liberty July 4, 2013 Reopening
Crown reservations are currently being accepted for and after the July 4, 2013, reopening of Liberty Island. Due to extreme popularity, only advanced reservations can guarantee access to the crown.
Statue Cruises, the Statue of Liberty's ferry transportation provider, is the official source for crown reservations. All reservations must be made online or by telephone. Crown reservations are not available at the ticket office.
ACCESS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Reservations for the top of the Pedestal can still be made for children under 4 feet (1.2m). However, children under 4 feet (1.2m) can only ascend as far as the top of the pedestal. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure children wishing to go to the crown meet this requirement. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
PICKING UP YOUR CROWN RESERVATIONS
Crown tickets must be picked up at the ticket office Will Call window at either Liberty State Park or Battery Park (click here for Directions to those sites) by the ticket purchaser. Crown tickets may not be printed at home. To pick up the tickets, the purchaser must show photo ID and the same credit card used to reserve the tickets. Crown tickets are for a specific date and time. The ticket will have the time to enter the embarkation site security facility printed on the face.
Those visiting the Statue of Liberty with crown reservations have full access to the outside grounds of the island and can participate in the many Things To Do on the island.
The entrance to the Statue of Liberty is located directly behind the Statue in the white tent. Those with crown reservations must first check-in with their crown tickets and their photo ID (except for minors without ID) for verification at the entrance. To prevent ticket scalping and to ensure fair access for all, the name on the ticket must match the name on the photo ID. The National Park Service appreciates your cooperation during this process.
At the end of the check-in procedure, lockers are available for storage.
ONLY THE FOLLOWING items are permitted inside the Statue of Liberty:
Those ascending to the crown will come in direct contact with inside copper skin of the Statue of Liberty. The following common (but not limited to) items must be secured in a locker: keys, coins, any type of device capable of marking or scratching, any item that may restrict or impede movement on the crown staircase. Please see a National Park Service Ranger on-site if you have any specific questions or contact us in advance.
Lockers are available at the crown check-in tent. An attendant is available to make change for large bills. Only bills are accepted (no credit card).
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE WAY TO THE CROWN
The only restrooms are at the Statue's lobby, 393 steps from the crown!Statue Staircase Statistics
The climb is strenuous and not without risk, and the National Park Service recommends that crown visitors have no significant physical or mental conditions that would impair their ability to complete it, including, but not limited to:
Did You Know?
Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi placed his Statue on a federally owned island called "Bedloe's" in New York Harbor. His original concept was to place a statue of a woman at the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.