Deafness or Hearing Loss Accessibility

Visitors walking through exhibits
Learn how the Statue of Liberty was built within the museum.

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Statue of Liberty Museum

Located past the Information Center on the left, the museum is accessible by two ramps, located on either side of the building, or one flight of stairs. Visitors can enjoy an open-captioned, ten-minute movie, as well as three interactive galleries. Audio guides, which are available in ASL, can be used throughout the museum's galleries. The top of the museum has an observation deck that is accessible by stairs or an elevator so visitors can enjoy panoramic views of New York Harbor.
A park ranger guides a tour on Liberty Island
A ranger tour on Liberty Island.

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Ranger Programs

American Sign Language Tours may be arranged prior to your visit. If you wish to arrange for an ASL Tour, notification in writing is required at least two (2) weeks prior to your visit. Please contact us by sending an e-mail or a letter. All ranger programs strive to engage multiple senses and learning styles, and often include audio components and/or tactile objects. Ranger-led tours are offered year-round, and are outside on the grounds of Liberty Island; which has brick walkways. There is little elevation change, and some walkways slope slightly. Most walkways are a minimum of ten feet (10') in width.

Audio Tour kiosk on Liberty Island.
Audio Tour pick-up on Liberty Island.

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Audio Tour

Printed versions of the self-guided audio tour are available on site. The audio tour program is available in a variety of languages including American Sign Language (interpreter signing displayed on screen). It includes historical accounts on the construction and design of the Statue of Liberty. The audio tour program can be used as a guided tour around the perimeter of the monument, and as a narrative to artifacts located within the museum.
The entrance to the monument is through large doors which enter into Fort Wood.
The monument entrance and exit.

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Monument Access

Visitors with pedestal reservations will have access to the various levels of the pedestal. Visitors with crown reservations will have access to the various levels of the pedestal and access to the crown of the statue. For a detailed description of how to navigate within the monument, visit our Physical Mobility within the Pedestal page. If you are traveling with a service animal, please visit our Service Animals page. Emergency warnings and fire alarms are equipped with strobe (flashing) lights.
The ramp leading up toward the dining patio, cafe/bookstore entrance, and gift shop.
The ramp leading up to the cafe, bookstore, gift pavilion and dining patio.


Restaurant and other facilities

The Crown Cafe is located across from the Information Center. See the menu! Additionally, both the America’s National Parks Bookstore and Evelyn Hill Gift Pavilion provide souvenirs for visitors in the same area. Printed information is available at each facility. Public restrooms are located within the Gift Pavilion. Emergency warnings and fire alarms are equipped with strobe (flashing) lights.

Last updated: October 11, 2022

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1 Ellis Island

Jersey City, NJ 07305


212 363-3200

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