map of liberty state park with numbers and dotted line showing walking route from tent
Liberty State Park Departure Change

The distance to the ferry embarkation from the security screening tent has increased by 300 yards [see map]. Please plan accordingly and bring a mobility device, such as an electric or manual wheelchair, or a manual mobility aid (such as walkers, canes or crutches) if needed.

1. Handicap-accessible drop-off location
2. Tickets
3. Security Screening Tent
4. Ferry Embarkation
5. Parking Lot

Accessible Facilities and Areas on Liberty Island

Statue of Liberty Museum as seen from the grounds of Liberty Island. The building has floor to ceiling windows, a green roof and steps in the center of the building to the roof.
The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island.

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Statue of Liberty Museum

Located past the Information Center on the left, the Statue of Liberty Museum is accessible by two ramps on either side of the building. One flight of stairs is also an option. The museum includes a ten minute movie, three interactive galleries, and restrooms all located on one level. The top of the museum has an observation deck that is accessible by stairs or an elevator. This observation deck provides panoramic views of New York Harbor. A limited number of wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge with a photo ID at the information desk.
A view of the front of the refreshment building.
The front stair entrance into America’s National Parks Bookstore.


America’s National Parks Bookstore &
Evelyn Hills Crown Cafe

As you make your way off of the ferry dock, heading straight towards the flagpole, you will find the Refreshments Building on the right-hand side across from the Information Center. Inside you will find America’s National Parks Bookstore and a dining area called the Crown Cafe. Access to the bookstore is by a ramp or stairs in front of the building. A ramp on the right side of the building leads to the Crown Cafe. The dining patio and Gift Pavilion is also accessed using this sloped walkway.
A ramp leading up toward the Dinning patio, cafe/bookstore entrance, and gift shop.
The walkway to the Refreshments Building (left) and Gift Pavilion (front).


Patio Access

Visitors can access the Refreshments Building (on the left) and Gift Pavilion (in front) from the outside dining patio. Ramp or stair access leads back down to the main thoroughfare for access to the rest of the island.
A view of the entrance to the gift pavilion shop with accessibility ramp.
The Gift Pavilion on Liberty Island.


Gift Pavilion & Restrooms

The Gift Pavilion provides visitors with access to public restrooms and water fountains. All facilities inside this building are accessible. The entrance can be accessed by both stairs and ramp options. The ramp is located to the left of the entrance staircase. An automatic door opener can be found on the wall to the right of the entrance doors.

Information on physical/mobility while inside the Statue of Liberty.
Physical/Mobility Inside the Statue

Information and locations of elevators, lifts, handrails, and moving around the different levels inside the monument.

The black and blue stairs ascending to the crown at the Pedestal level.
Physical/Mobility In The Crown

Information and locations of handrails, rest platforms, and dimensions of infrastructure for safely accessing the crown.

A ferry boat with passengers arrives to Liberty Island on a bright summer day.
Statue City Cruises

Statue City Cruises is our official source for tickets to the island. Click this link for more information.

Park Police Officers and their K-9's on Ellis Island with the Statue in the background.
Safety, Security & Screening

All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or Battery Park.

Military planes fly in formation above the Statue of Liberty.
Get Directions!

Visitors can arrive to Liberty Island from either Battery Park, NY or Liberty State Park, NJ. Learn how to visit us here.

Last updated: October 27, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Receiving Office
1 Ellis Island

Jersey City, NJ 07305


212 363-3200

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