Deafness or Hearing Loss Accessibility

Ranger standing in front of Information Center entrance.
A park ranger standing in front of the Information Center.

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Information Center

Located a short walk from the boat dock, Liberty Island Information Center offers visitors a narrated movie about the Statue's history. All video programs with sound and ambient audio exhibit programs are induction looped and compatible with t-coil enabled hearing aids and cochlear implants. Park Information is available in a variety of print formats. Printed versions of the self-guided audio tour are available at the Information Center.

 
A ranger standing presenting a guided tour.
A ranger tour in the Sculpture Garden of 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.

 
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.

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Restaurant and other facilities

The Crown Cafe, Eastern National Bookstore and main Gift Pavilion are located across from the Information Center. Printed information is available at each facility. Learn more about the dining options on the island. Located within the Gift Pavilion are the public restrooms. Emergency warnings and fire alarms are equipped with strobe (flashing) lights.
 
A picture of visitors walking through the large doors of the entrance to the Statue of Liberty.
Visitors walking into the monument entrance.

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Monument Access

Visitors with pedestal reservations will have access to the museum and various levels of the pedestal. Visitors with crown reservations will have access to the museum, various levels of the pedestal and to the crown of the statue. Films and exhibits throughout the museum are open-captioned. All video programs with sound and ambient audio exhibit programs are induction looped and compatible with t-coil enabled hearing aids and cochlear implants. For a detailed description of how to navigate within the momument, visit our Physical Mobility within the Pedestal page. If you are travelling with a service animal, please visit our Service Animals page. Emergency warnings and fire alarms are equipped with strobe (flashing) lights.
 
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 at the Information Center. The audio tour program is available in a variety of languages. 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.
 

Last updated: March 1, 2018

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Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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