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 July 20, 2020, consistent with New York City's move into Phase Four of New York State’s reopening plan, the National Park Service began a phased reopening of Liberty Island providing access to:

  • The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center & Museum closed)
  • Limited food service (with outdoor dining only), gift shop, and public restroom services
  • All of Ellis Island and its National Museum of Immigration remain closed.

The Statue of Liberty interior, including the pedestal and crown, remain closed and will be part of a later reopening phase.


Last updated: August 5, 2020

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