Fees & Passes


Under 4
4-12 Years
FERRY FEE: $0 $12.00 $24.30 $18.00
RANGER TOURS: Free Free Free Free
AUDIO TOURS: Included Included Included Included
HARD HAT TOURS: * Restricted Restricted + $50 + $50
PEDESTAL ACCESS: ** $0 $12.30 $24.50 $18.30
CROWN ACCESS: Restricted $12.30 $24.50 $18.30

* Hard Hat tours of the hospitals on the South Side of Ellis Island are open only to visitors over the age of 13. Tickets for the South Side Hard Hat tours are subject to availability.
** Reservations are recommended. Pedestal tickets are subject to availability.


Warning: Beware Third Party Ticket Vendors

There are many aggressive, unauthorized ticket sellers who will try to sell tickets to the Statue of Liberty near The Battery in NYC. These individuals will often try to scam people through misrepresentation and over-charging. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. The only on-site location to purchase authorized tickets is the Statue City Cruises ticket office inside Castle Clinton in The Battery. Plan ahead if possible, and avoid these scammers selling overpriced and/or fake tickets.


National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes

These passes provide free access to national parks and national wildlife refuges that charge entrance fees. These passes do not apply at Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, which does not charge an entrance fee. The cost of the ferry ticket is not an entrance fee. There is no charge to visit the museum on Ellis Island and Liberty Island.

Learn more about the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series.



Overview of entrance requirements

No entrance pass required

Most visitors need

  • Parking/Transportation
    Parking, shuttle, or other transportation-related fees may apply.

Entrance Passes

An entrance pass is not required to access Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

General Admission tickets are our most widely available ticket. Visitors will have access to both islands, including entry to both the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. This is the only ticket available when crown and pedestal reservations are full. General Admission tickets do not get you access inside the statue or pedestal.

Last updated: June 13, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Ellis Island Receiving Center
Statue of Liberty National Monument

Jersey City, NJ 07305


212 363-3200

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