Visit the Information Center on Liberty Island

Start your visit to the Statue of Liberty National Monument by visiting the Information Center on Liberty Island. Pick up the park's brochure and ask the park ranger how to best plan your visit. Don't forget your National Parks Passport Book, the cancellation stamp is just inside the door! Children can pick up the junior ranger activity and, upon completion, will earn the junior ranger badge.

Stay for the 10-minute film to learn about a brief history of the iconic statue and island in New York's busy harbor. Also, learn about the other National Park Service sites around New York City.

The Information Center is located only a few moments from the dock. Outside the center is the refreshment building and the bookstore, and across the patio is the gift shop which also has the island's restrooms.


Spend 10-15 minutes to watch the film and check out the displays or stop in for a minute to grab a brochure and check the boat departure times.

All ages welcome, but minors must be with an adult or gaurdian.

Only service animals are permitted on the island.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Liberty Island is only accessible through our boat concessionaire Statue Cruises, private boats are not permitted.

The Information Center on Liberty Island is open every day except December 25.

The Information Center is open daily, hours depend on the time of year and boat schedule.

Accessibility Information

The Information Center is accessible via stairs or is handicap accessible with a ramp to the right of the building. Upon entering, there is a tactile display giving those with visual impairments a layout of the center. Visitors can borrow braille copies of the park's brochure from the ranger at the desk. The center is located on one level.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be borrowed, free of charge, with the deposit of a driver's license or another form of identification at the information desk.

The park film is always shown with open captions and the volume can be adjusted by the ranger at the desk. The film is shown in English with English captions.

Last updated: January 18, 2017