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 and tickets for the crown must be purchased in well 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. All reservations must be made with Statue Cruises Online or by telephone 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 RESERVATIONS
Crown tickets must be picked up at the ticket office Will Call window at either Liberty State Park or Battery Park (click here for Directions to those sites) by the ticket purchaser. Crown tickets may not be printed at home. To pick up the tickets, the purchaser must show photo ID and the same credit card used to reserve the tickets. The name on the ticket must match the name on the photo ID for each ticker holder. The National Park Service appreciates your cooperation during this process.
YOU WILL NEED A LOCKER
Only the following items are permitted inside the Statue of Liberty:
The following common (but not limited to) items must be secured in a locker: keys, writing instruments, purses, camera bags, 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 in advance.
Locker Rental Information: Lockers are available at the crown check-in tent. An attendant is available to make change for large bills. Only bills are accepted (no credit card).
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: November 9, 2017