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 every day and tickets for the crown must be purchased in advance of your travel to the island.
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. Tickets can be reserved online or by phone at: 877-LADY TIX (877 523-9849) .
Crown Tickets cannot be purchased at the ticket offices in NY and NJ.
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. Visitors that use the elevator will have to walk up 162 steps from the top of the pedestal to the crown. There is no elevator access from the top of the pedestal to the crown.
National Park Service Rangers will be present 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. For additional information on the crown, please visit Physical Mobility in the Crown.
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.
Lockers are located near the secondary screening building and require a 25¢ deposit (quarters only). Locker dimensions are approximately 12"x12"x18" and there are change machines available to $1 and $5 bills.
Physical/Mobility Inside the Crown
Information on locations of elevators, lifts, handrails, and getting around on the different levels inside the monument.
Safety, Security & Screening
All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or Battery Park.
The information here will help you know what to expect when you visit.
Last updated: January 30, 2020