Visiting the Crown
Visiting the crown of the Statue of Liberty is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. Due to its extreme popularity, tickets to the crown are by advanced reservation only. A limited number of crown tickets are available each day and tickets for the crown must be purchased in advance of your travel to the island.
Warning: Statue Cruises is the ONLY ferry service authorized by the National Park Service to sell tickets for, and provide transportation to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Numerous third-party vendors sell tickets at higher prices or for boats that do not land at the islands. We strongly recommend that tickets only be purchased at www.statuecruises.com or by calling 1 877 LADYTIX (1.877.523.9849).
Reserve Your Crown Tickets
Statue Cruises is the only official source for crown reservations and they are the exclusive provider of ferry transportation to the islands.
Purchase Crown Tickets: Statue Cruises online
Or By Phone at: 877-LADY TIX (877 523-9849) .
Crown Tickets cannot be purchased at the ticket offices in NY and NJ.
Crown Tickets cannot be purchased on Liberty Island.
Crown Reservation Guidelines
Picking Up Your Crown Tickets
Crown tickets are for a specific person, date and time. The ticket will have the time to enter the embarkation site security facility printed on the face.
You Will Need A Locker
Only the following items are permitted in the Crown of the Statue of Liberty:
The following common (but not limited to) items must be secured in a locker: keys, writing instruments, purses, large umbrellas, camera cases, backpacks, shopping bags, any food and drinks, and any item that may impede progress on the staircase.
Please see a National Park Service Ranger on-site if you have any specific questions or contact us.
Lockers are located near the secondary screening building.Rental Cost: 25¢ deposit (quarters only)
Rental Time: 2 hours with Pedestal or Crown Access Only
Locker Size: 12" tall x 12" wide x 18" deep
Change machines are available for $1 and $5 bills.
What To Expect
The climb is strenuous and not without risk. The National Park Service recommends that crown visitors have no significant physical or mental conditions which would impair their ability to complete the climb, such as (but not limited to):
There are 377 steps from the main lobby to the crown platform. There is an elevator inside the Pedestal. There is no elevator access from the top of the pedestal to the crown platform (from the Statue's feet to the Statue's head). The only restrooms are in the Statue's lobby, 377 steps from the crown!
National Park Service Rangers will be on site at all times to assist visitors. Those who feel uncomfortable proceeding up the crown staircase have the option of stopping at the top of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal.
STATUE STAIRCASE STATISTICS
Last updated: March 18, 2019