New York, NY 01004
- Historical Site
Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Hours + Fees
Current Park Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Hours are adjusted seasonally.
Liberty and Ellis Islands are open daily except December 25th.
Our highest visitation occurs during the months of June through September. Visitation can be high during holiday and weekend periods throughout the year. Access to facilities at both Liberty Island and Ellis Islands can be limited prior to the final ferry departure. Please allow for ferry transportation time in your schedule.
For further information on hours of operation, please call the park’‘s information line at: (212) 363-3200.
Map + Directions
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island are located in Lower New York Harbor, slightly over one mile from Lower Manhattan. Liberty and Ellis Islands are accessible by ferry service only. Ferries are operated by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. from New York and New Jersey. One round trip ferry ticket includes visits to both islands. The docking of private vessels is strictly prohibited.
To get to Battery Park
Take the East Side Drive (FDR Drive) south to Battery Park and State Street or the West Side Highway/West Street/Route 9A south to Battery Place.
To get to Liberty State Park and Jersey City
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 14B.