Plan Your Visit to the PedestalVisiting the pedestal is a great addition to your trip to Liberty Island. There are 215 steps or approximately 10 stories to climb to the top of the pedestal. There is an elevator for those who cannot use the stairs. Tickets to the pedestal are limited and can sell out in advance.
Warning: Statue City Cruises is the ONLY ferry service authorized by the National Park Service for ticket sales and transportation to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Numerous third-party vendors sell tickets at higher prices or for boats that do not land at the islands. We strongly recommend that tickets only be purchased at Statue City Cruises or by calling 1 877 LADYTIX (1.877.523.9849).
Reserve Your Pedestal TicketsDue to its popularity, access to the pedestal is limited and requires reservations. Statue City Cruises is the official source for pedestal reservations as well as the company that provides ferry transportation to the island. Same day pedestal reservations MAY be available at the ticket offices, but are extremely limited. Pedestal reservations are not available on Liberty Island.
Picking Up Your Pedestal Reservations
If traveling using a digital ticket, be aware that the Statue of Liberty is on an island. Cellular service and access to WiFi is limited. We recommend downloading the tickets in advance or taking screen shots of pre-purchased tickets. Ensure mobile devices are well charged before your visit.
Arriving On Liberty Island
The entrance to the pedestal is located behind the Statue of Liberty. In order to enter, visitors must go through airport-style security. Those with pedestal reservations must first show their tickets to the park rangers at the entrance of the security structure. All visitors (except for children younger than four years old) must show valid pedestal tickets. The National Park Service appreciates your cooperation during this process.
The following items are not authorized inside the pedestal:
-Food and Drinks (water is permitted in a clear plastic bottle)
Lockers are located near the secondary screening building and require a 25¢ deposit (quarters only). Locker Size is approximately 12"x 12"x 18" and there are change machines available for $1 and $5 bills.
Last updated: September 19, 2023