Lady Liberty’s crown has officially reopened to the public this past Tuesday, October 11, after two years of closure, first announced NYC: The Official Guide.
Visitors have been able to explore her pedestal shortly after Liberty Island reopened on July 20th, 2020. Pedestal tickets include entrance to the Statue of Liberty Museum in addition to the pedestal’s interior. The 26,000-square-foot museum further explores the national monument’s history and displays the statue’s original torch.
With access to the crown, guests can once again get to the highest point in the monument. However, there is no elevator to get to from the pedestal to the crown. Therefore, guests must walk up the 162 narrow steps to reach the crown.
According to NYC: The Official Guide, ticket reservations for the crown fill up fast—sometimes even months ahead. You can reserve yours here.
Included in your crown reservation ticket:
- Round trip ferry service to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
- Priority entry into the Screening Facility
- Access to the Crown
- Access to the Fort Wood section of the pedestal
- Access on Liberty Island and Ellis Island grounds
- Entry to the Statue of Liberty Museum
- Self-service lockers are available
- Audio Tours of Liberty and Ellis Island (available in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish)
To learn more about your visit and the monument, see here.