Liberty Island is open every day except the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving) and December 25. Weather can influence the ability of the ferries to run. Please check our Twitter feed in the event of inclement weather.
To enjoy both Ellis and Liberty Islands with ample time, plan to be on a Statue Cruises Ferry that departs from Battery Park or Liberty State Park before 1:00 P.M.
Boat Schedule March 9, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Boat Schedule May 25, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Boat Schedule September 3, 2019- October 14, 2019
* The last departure from Battery Park will not stop at Ellis Island. Visitors on the last departure from Battery Park will only be able to visit Liberty Island. Visitors on the last departure from Liberty State Park will have the choice of visiting either Liberty Island or Ellis Island, but not both.
** Liberty Island begins closing 30 minutes prior to the final departure.
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for Crown and Pedestal Ticket Holders
January 1 to May 24 - 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:20 PM
May 25 to September 2 - 5:00 PM and Grounds close at 6:20 PM
September 3 to October 14 - 4:00 PM and Grounds close at 5:20 PM
October 15 to November 27- 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:20 PM
November 28 - closed
November 29 to December 23- 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:20 PM
December 24 - early closure- 1:30 PM and Grounds close at 2:20 PM
December 25 - closed
December 26 to December 31- 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:20 PM
Last updated: April 9, 2019