Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Phased Reopening Details

Masks are required while inside all buildings on Liberty and Ellis Island.

 
Visitors walk off the boat dock on Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty in the distance
Please stay safe during your visit and observe all regulations to make everyone's visit a success!

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What's Open?

  • The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center closed)
  • The Statue of Liberty Museum and theater
  • The Statue of Liberty Pedestal (with access to the pedestal balcony and the top of Fort Wood)
  • Audio tours (included in the price of your ticket)
  • Crown Café is open.
  • Public restrooms
  • Ellis Island and the National Museum of Immigration

What's Not Open?

  • Statue of Liberty crown access
  • Interactive touchscreens are not available within the exhibits.
  • Liberty Island Information Center (open for emergency medical services)


Statue of Liberty 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:

  • Ferry 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.
  • 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.statuecitycruises.com to avoid ticketing queues in Battery Park, NY or Liberty State Park, NJ. Statue City Cruises is the only authorized ferry transportation concessionaire for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

 
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Last updated: August 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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