Operating Hours & Seasons

The Statue of Liberty is open every day except December 25.

NPS Photo

Liberty Island is open every day except 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 November 27, 2017- December 15, 2017

FIRST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
LAST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
CLOSING FERRY
Departs from Liberty Island
9:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M. * 5:00 P.M. **

Boat Schedule December 16, 2017- January 1, 2018

FIRST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
LAST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
CLOSING FERRY
Departs from Liberty Island
8:30 A.M. 3:30 P.M. * 5:00 P.M. **

Boat Schedule January 2, 2018- March 9, 2018

FIRST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
LAST FERRY
Departs from Mainland
CLOSING FERRY
Departs from Liberty Island
9:30 A.M. 3:30 P.M. * 5:00 P.M. **


* 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.

 

PLANNING YOUR VISIT


LAST ENTRANCE INTO THE MONUMENT
for Crown and Pedestal Ticket Holders

January 1 to May 26 - 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:20 PM
May 27 to September 4 - 5:00 PM and Grounds close at 6:20 PM
September 5 to October 9 - 4:00 PM and Grounds close at 5:20 PM
October 10 to December 31- 3:30 PM and Grounds close at 4:30
Christmas Eve, December 24 - 1:30 PM and Grounds close at 2:30 PM

  • Ferry schedules are listed on the Statue Cruises website or at the Information Center on Liberty Island.
  • Wait times to board any ferry can be over 60 minutes during peak months (April - September) and holidays. It is essential to factor in extra time for security clearance, ferry boarding and ferry transportation when planning your trip.
  • For additional information, please contact the park.
 

Liberty Island Operational Hours

On Liberty Island you can stay until the last ferry departs, which changes seasonally. The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island are open every day except December 25, weather permitting. Be aware that Pedestal and Crown tickets usually sell out in advance.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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