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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Highlights

  • Feel the splendor of Lady Liberty as you walk in the shadow cast by her 151-foot tall figure.
  • Learn about the experience of over 12 million immigrants who entered the United States through the now quiet halls of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
  • Explore the grounds of Liberty and Ellis Islands and enjoy an audio tour for both islands.

Location

STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND
Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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Contact

Hours

Box office open daily, 7:45am-4:30pm.
Boats depart every 30-45 minutes. First boat departs at 8:30am from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day and 9:30am the rest of the year. Please check daily ferry schedule here.
Closed Christmas Day.

(877) 523-9849
statuecruises.com

Offers/Upgrades

Crown Ticket: Crown access is not included and is only available directly from Statue Cruises by advance reservation; visit statuecruises.com or call (201) 604-2800. Crown Tickets often sell out well in advance. The climb to the crown is strenuous; there are 393 steps from the main lobby to the crown and there is no air conditioning. There is a maximum of four crown reservations allowed per order. Visitors must be at least 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall to visit the crown. Read more about Crown Tickets here.

Monument Access: Monument access is not included; however, a limited number of monument passes will be available each day at no additional charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the Statue Cruises ticket office. Alternatively, you can purchase a reserve ticket with monument access directly from statuecruises.com or by phone at (201) 604-2800. Read more about Monument Access here.

Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • Minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older to board the ferry.
  • Once you receive your Statue Cruises ticket, you have up to 3 days to board a cruise.
  • Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 5 hours to visit both islands.
  • Expect to pass through airport-level security prior to boarding the ferry. Normal wait time to enter the screening facility is generally 30 minutes or more at Battery Park (NY) and 15 minutes at Liberty State Park (NJ). Wait times are less during autumn and winter months.
  • Guests who depart after 2pm will only be able to visit either Liberty Island or Ellis Island because there will not be time to visit both landmarks.

Amenities:

  • Dining: Snack bars are available on all boats. Liberty Island has multiple food options. You may bring a picnic lunch, but large coolers are not allowed past security and no food or beverages are allowed within the Statue of Liberty.
  • Gift Shops: Souvenirs available for purchase.

Best time to visit: Avoid longer wait times by arriving at Battery Park before 11am or after 2pm or boarding from Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.

Accessibility: All vessels and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.