Planning Ahead For Your Visit
Visiting Liberty Island is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to New York City. However, visitors who wish to enter the pedestal and visit the crown must secure reservations through Statue City Cruises, the ONLY AUTHORIZED ticket seller for Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. The National Park Service has implemented a reservation system for over a decade. This is very different from how past generations once accessed the Statue of Liberty. The National Park Service strongly recommends making advanced ticket reservations. Reservations secured far enough in advance allow visitors to select their desired level of access, eliminating the need to wait in line to purchase tickets.
What Are My Ticket Options?
Visitors arrive by ferry service. All ferry tickets include access to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Separate reservations must be made for pedestal and crown access. Tickets are limited based on safety and security standards.
Statue City Cruises
Statue City Cruises is our official source for tickets to the island. Click this link for more information.
National Museum of Immigration
Learn more about Ellis Island and its history. Click for more information.
Safety, Security & Screening
All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or The Battery.
Learn about & Take the Virtual Tour
Learn more and tour the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island virtually through 360-degree and historic images and unique locations.
Last updated: January 11, 2024