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U.S. Travel — New York City, NY
New York City Attractions
Statue of Liberty
- Monument Pass
- Statue of Liberty Tours
- 125th Anniversary
- Statue of Liberty Hours
- Cruises & Helicopter Tours
- Ferries to Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty interior was completely restored from October 29, 2011 to October 28, 2012.

For over a century, the Statue of Liberty has overlooked New York Harbor. Located on Liberty Island, just off the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the Statue of Liberty is one of New York City's most popular tourist attractions — drawing between 12,000-14,000 visitors daily.

Iconic Symbol of America
A universal symbol of hope and freedom (the torch is a symbol of liberty and light), the Statue of Liberty is one of the world's most recognizable icons. She was a gift to the people of the U.S. from the people of France on October 28, 1886, in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution.

Statue of Liberty Trivia and History

Monument Pass — FREE
A "Monument Pass" (timed-pass ticket) is required to enter the monument and tour Lady Liberty. Ticket holders can enter the Museum Gallery and visit the Top of the Pedestal.

On July 4, 2009, the Crown at the Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public for the first time since 9/11. Previously, there was NO access above the pedestal level.
More on the Crown and how to get there

Monument Passes are available free of charge from Statue Cruises — the official ticketing and information site for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

A limited number of Monument Passes are available each day at the ticket booth at Battery Park, NY or Liberty State Park, New Jersey by request on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may only enter the monument with a pass — you can guarantee entrance to the statue by purchasing a Reserve Ticket with Monument Pass. Flex Tickets are also available. Make your reservations early, esp during peak season (summer and holidays).

More Info on Monument Passes,
Reserve Ticket with Monument Pass
and Flex Tickets


Statue of Liberty Tours
Visitors have a choice of two tours:

1. Promenade Tour
The Promenade Tour takes visitors through the monument lobby, past the original torch to the Statue of Liberty Exhibit for a 20-30 minute Ranger-guided tour. Visitors then go outdoors on the lower promenade and Fort Wood for a brief talk. The area offers great views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.

2. Observatory Tour
The Observatory Tour incorporates the Promenade Tour, plus a visit to the Pedestal Observation Platform, where visitors have an opportunity to view the Statue's interior framework through a new glass ceiling portal and take part in a ranger-guided program and learn about the Statue's design.

As of July 4, 2009, the Statue's Crown is accessible to the public (by lottery only, to give everyone an equal chance).

The Statue's torch is NOT accessible.

125th Anniversary (1886-2011)
— Oct 28, 2011

Designated as a National Monument in 1924, the Statue of Liberty was restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986 — and celebrated her 100th birthday on October 28, 1986. The Statue of Liberty celebrated its 125th Anniversary on October 28, 2011.

Open daily year-round from 9:30am-5pm (extended hours during summer).
Closed Xmas Day
No admission charge

Expect crowds during peak seasons (June thru' September), holidays and weekends throughout the year.

Ranger-Guided Tours of Liberty Island are offered FREE of charge at regularly scheduled times throughout the day.

More Info
Statue of Liberty


Statue of Liberty in New York

Save Time, Skip the Line!

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ferry Ticket

Redeem your New York City Explorer Pass at the CitySights NY Visitor Center in Times Square for a Ferry Ticket to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

This ticket allows you to Skip the Ticket Line in Battery Park before you board the ferry — and the lines can be extremely long on weekends, holidays and during peak season!

Buy NYC Explorer Pass

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York

Statue of Liberty  and Water Taxi, New York City, NY

Fun Cruises & Helicopter Tours (Seasonal)
Fun NYC Cruises — get great views of the Statue of Liberty

  • Statue of Liberty
    Express Cruise
  • Manhattan Island Cruise
  • NY Beast Speedboat Ride
  • New York Liberty Cruise
    (Get greats view of the NY Skyline, Ellis Island and Lady Liberty)

Fun Helicopter Tours —
Great Aerial Views of the
Statue of Liberty

More Fun NY Tours

Ferries to Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island

Ferries depart from Battery Park, NY and Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

Lines can be long, especially during peak tourist season, so the earlier you arrive, the better.

Note: Visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island must pass through security screening before boarding the ferry. Allow at least 1-1/2 hours to stand in line before boarding the ferry.

Ferry Schedules & Tickets
Ferry Schedules & Tickets
1-877-LADY TIX
or 1-877-523-9849

Ellis Island
— Immigration Museum
— Wall of Honor

More Info on Ellis Island, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the American Immigrant Wall of Honor

Statue of Liberty Crown

Statue of Liberty
Trivia & History

Statue of Liberty photos

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