While Statue of Liberty National Monument, including the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, does not charge an admission/entrance fee, many other National Park Service (NPS) sites do. The fee amounts vary from park to park. To learn more about entrance fees for specific NPS sites, visit www.nps.gov, to reach the home page for the National Park Service. From this page, you can go to a specific park's website.
For those visitors who enjoy exploring America's many natural and cultural wonders, there is also a entrance pass program that grants access and benefits to National Park Service sites and other federal land management agencies. A variety of passes are available depending on your circumstances.
The links below will take you to a website where you can get more information about each pass, including the different agencies that honor the passes, and how to obtain a pass:
The $80 Annual Pass provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private non-commercial vehicle at most federal recreation sites across the country. Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. The pass is not valid for Expanded Amenity fees such as camping or parking. You can purchase your pass at any National Park Service site that charges an admission/entrance fee, or online at https://store.usgs.gov/pass.
The $10 Senior Pass (62 and older) is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Pass is available only in-person at National Park Service site entrances or visitor centers. Learn more about the Senior Pass.
Free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been determined to be blind or otherwise permanently disabled. Pass is available only in-person at National Park Service site entrances or visitor centers. Learn more about the Access Pass.
There are many wonderful rewards that come from volunteering with the National Park Service. One of them is the Volunteer Pass. This annual pass is awarded to volunteers who have contributed 500 or more hours with the National Park Service or another federal land management agency. Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities in the National Park Service.
Last updated: March 31, 2012