Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the National Park Service is using a phased approach to partially reopen the park while continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, July 20 at 8:30 am, aligning with the City of New York’s move into Phase Four of New York State’s reopening plan, the National Park Service will begin Phase 1 reopening of Liberty Island providing access to:
- The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center & Museum closed)
- Limited food service, gift shop, and public restroom services
- Ellis Island remains closed
The Statue of Liberty interior, including the pedestal and crown, remain closed and will be part of a later reopening phase.