Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Phase 1 Reopening Details

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Please stay safe during your visit and observe all regulations to make everyone's visit a success!

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Liberty Island has partially reopened as of Monday, July 20; aligning to New York City's move into Phase Four of New York State’s reopening plan. The Statue of Liberty Museum partially reopened on Monday, August 24.

Ellis Island partially reopened on Monday, August 24th; aligning with New York City's Phase Four reopening of museums.



Daily park hours of operation are 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

What's Open?

  • The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center closed)
  • The Statue of Liberty Museum (Limited to 25% capacity)
  • Audio tours (included in the price of your ticket)
  • Limited food (Indoor dining limited to 25% capacity) and gift shop services
  • Public restrooms
  • Ellis Island and the National Museum of Immigration

What's Not Open?

  • Statue of Liberty interior including pedestal and crown access
  • The theater in the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Liberty Island Information Center (open for emergency medical services)

Statue of Liberty interior (Pedestal and Crown Access) remains closed and will be part of a later reopening phase.

What's Different?

The health and safety of our visitors and our employees is our highest priority so we have modified our operations to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Various elements of the park experience are modified:

  • Significantly reduced visitor capacity on ferries. Tickets are only available by specific time of departure.
  • Controlled, one-directional access and queuing lines for the ferry departure security screening, museums, gift shop, and food services.
  • In-person ranger tours are unavailable.
  • Social distancing floor markers and signs have been posted.
  • Enhanced and frequent disinfecting of all public spaces and surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located in the food service common areas.


The NPS operational approach is centered on examining each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. Working closely with the NPS Office of Public Health, the park is using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.


We strongly encourage visitors to make advanced ticketing reservations at www.statuecruises.com to avoid ticketing queues in Battery Park, NY or Liberty State Park, NJ. Statue Cruises is the only authorized ferry transportation concessionaire for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

 
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Last updated: October 4, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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