Liberty Enlightening the World

"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

A photo of the back of the Statue of Liberty with the sun setting in the background.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Know before you go! Check park hours and closures to plan your visit to Liberty Island.

Visitors on the balcony located at the top of the pedestal.

Tickets to the Pedestal

Visitors can climb the stairs through the statue's pedestal with balcony access. Tickets are limited due to safety and security standards.

Vertical iron bars with small horizontal windows that make up the design of the crown.

Tickets to the Crown

If you want to visit the crown, purchase before you visit! Tickets are limited based on safety and security standards.

Image of the Statue of Liberty Museum front

Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum

Join us for an immersive experience through the museum on Liberty Island

From the ferry dock on Liberty Island, a visitor in a wheelchair waits for the ferry.


Learn about the different accessibility options that are available during your visit.

Kids visiting Liberty Island work on the Junior Ranger program with a park ranger.

Be a Junior Ranger!

Learn how you can become our newest Junior Ranger while visiting the Statue of Liberty.

A close up of the Statue of Liberty's face and crown from the ground.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the facts on our FAQ page.

Last updated: December 7, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004


(212) 363-3200

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