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. This is very different from the way past generations once 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 eliminates the need to wait in line to purchase tickets. Crown tickets are available by advanced reservation only.DISCOVER THE TYPES OF TICKETS
- GROUNDS ONLY: This ticket is our most widely available ticket. It gives general public access to the island, and it is the only ticket that is distributed when reservations are full. You will not have access to the interior of the statue's pedestal. Other activities are available on Liberty Island. Check our Things to Do page.
For more information and photos, see our Facebook "Grounds Only" Album.
- PEDESTAL TICKET: Pedestal tickets allow visitors to access the inside of the pedestal, museum, and the Fort Wood level. Pedestal tickets are limited, and the National Park Service highly recommends advanced reservations. A limited number of pedestal tickets are available each morning at the ticket office locations, but these leftover reservations are often distributed before the first ferry departure.
- For more information, see our Visiting the Pedestal information page.
- CROWN TICKET: Crown tickets allow visitors to access the crown, the pedestal, the museum, and the Fort Wood level. Crown tickets are limited, and advanced reservations are required. During summer and holiday seasons, crown tickets are often reserved up to six (6) months in advance.
- For more information, see our Visiting the Crown information page.