Statue of Liberty Visitor Guide
year, millions of people from around the world travel to New
York for the majestic sight of the Statue of Liberty –
a symbol of the value that a young nation placed on freedom,
as well as a an icon of New York City welcoming the world
to its shores.
& Reservation Information
to tour the Statue of Liberty monument can be obtained at
Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery
Park, or by calling 1-866-STATUE4 (1-866-782-8834) U.S.
calls only. Callers from outside the U.S. can call the NY
ticket office at (212) 269-5755.
ticket is required to enter the monument. A limited number
of daily tickets are available on a walk-in basis at the Circle
Line ferry office at no additional cost. Timed passes can
also be reserved for a handling fee of $1.75 per ticket by
visiting, visitors can log onto www.statuereservations.com
for advance ferry tickets and reservations for the Promenade
and Observatory Tours.
who don't make reservations can still visit Liberty Island,
and take park ranger-guided tours or listen to an audio tour,
but will not be allowed inside the monument.
tours are available to those visiting Liberty Island:
TOUR – With breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty
and New York Harbor, this tour takes visitors outside the
lower Promenade and inside the monument lobby to see the original
torch and the Statue of Liberty Exhibit for a 20-30 minute
Ranger-guided tour, with enhanced lighting and new video system.
TOUR – This option includes both the Promenade tour,
plus a visit to the pedestal observation platform where visitors
can view the Statue's interior framework through a new glass
ceiling portal. The ranger-guided program teaches visitors
about the Statue's design, history and architecture.
AUDIO TOUR – Listen to voices of generations past as
they recall their voyages to America, hear the story behind
the Statue and learn what it really was like to pass through
immigration on Ellis Island. Designed to allow you to go at
your own pace and create your own tour.
crown and torch are not accessible.
Island is accessible by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry,
Inc. ferries only. One round trip ferry ticket includes visits
to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Round trip ferry tickets cost
$10 for ages 13+, $8 for senior citizens (62 and over), and
$4 for children 3-12. Ferries depart from Battery Park in
New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Park is located at the southern tip of Manhattan, off the
West Side Highway South or the FDR Drive South. Parking is
limited and public transportation is recommended. Contact
the ferry company at (212) 269-5755 for ferry schedules.