Plan Your Visit
Planning Ahead For Your Visit
Visiting Liberty Island is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. However, visitors who wish to enter the museum, pedestal, or crown must secure reservations. For over a decade, the National Park Service has implemented a reservation system. This is very different from the way past generations once accessed the Statue of Liberty. The National Park Service strongly recommends making advanced ticket reservations. Reservations secured far enough in advance allow visitors to select their desired level of access, and also eliminates the need to wait in line to purchase tickets. Crown tickets are available by advanced reservation only.
What Are My Ticket Options?
Visitors arrive by ferry service. All ferry tickets include access to Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. To visit both islands in one day, the National Park Service recommends an early ferry departure.
How To Purchase TicketsTickets are purchased through Statue Cruises, the official ferry service provider, either online, by calling (1-877-LADY-TIX) or in-person at the ferry departure points. Ferries provide transportation to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. One ferry ticket provides access to both islands. Purchasing tickets through vendors other than Statue Cruises may result in unnecessary additional charges. All private vessels are prohibited from docking on either island. For more information, go to our Fees and Passes page.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY
All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or Battery Park. Visitors with Crown or Pedestal tickets must pass through a secondary security screening on Liberty Island prior to entering the monument. For more information, see our Safety and Security page.
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Last updated: January 5, 2018