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.

Last updated: July 17, 2020

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Ellis Island Receiving Center
Statue of Liberty National Monument

Jersey City, NJ 07305


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