Visiting the crown of the Statue of Liberty is a rewarding activity. Due to its extreme popularity, tickets to the crown must be reserved prior to visiting. There are a limited number of crown tickets per day.
Reserve Your Crown Tickets
Tickets to the Crown must be reserved online in advance from our authorized vendor: Statue City Cruises. They can also be reached by phone at: 877-LADY TIX (877 523-9849).
What To Expect
The Statue’s Crown can only be accessed by climbing 162 stairs. There is no elevator service to the Crown. The climb is strenuous. 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):
National Park Service Rangers will be present 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. For additional information on the crown, please visit Physical Mobility in the Crown.
Crown Reservation Guidelines
Picking Up Your Crown Tickets
Crown tickets are for a specific person, date and time. The ticket will have the time to enter the embarkation site security facility printed on the face.
The following common (but not limited to) items cannot be brought to the crown and must be secured in a locker: purses (of all sizes), backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, tripods, keys, writing instruments, umbrellas, shopping bags, food and drinks (except for water in a plastic bottle), and any item that may impede progress on the staircase.
Lockers are located adjacent to the secondary screening building and require a 25¢ deposit (quarters only). Locker dimensions are approximately 12"x12"x18" and there are change machines available to $1 and $5 bills.
Physical/Mobility Inside the Crown
Information on locations of elevators, lifts, handrails, and getting around on the different levels inside the monument.
Safety, Security & Screening
All visitors must pass through airport-style security before boarding ferries at Liberty State Park or Battery Park.
The information here will help you know what to expect when you visit.
Last updated: November 16, 2023