Activities & Resources
Statue of Liberty552in Jersey City, NJ 07305
about Statue of Liberty:
Time passes are needed to enter the monument. A limited number of time passes are available at the ferry ticket offices for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis, but it's best to reserve in advance by phoning the ferry company (1.866.782.8834 - US only; 212.269.5755 outside the US) or visiting statuecruises.com
There is an elevator that travels the first three levels of the Pedestal (there are a total of ten), but it's often on the blink and when it isn't, lines are long. The Pedestal proper houses a bit of a museum, highlights of the Statue's history, a small gift shop and some tactile exhibits, which are a nice and thoughtful touch (no pun intended) for the visually impaired. The old torch, which used to be visitable but was replaced by a solid windowless version in 1986, can be seen as an exhibit in the Pedestal.
Crown reservations ($3/ticket) may be made through the Statue Cruises website or by phone at 877.523.9849. Crown tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance, and each customer may reserve a maximum of four tickets. Children must be at least 4-feet tall. Ticket holders are required to show photo ID matching the name printed on the ticket.
Note that it's quite a climb (354 steps) in a non-air-conditioned environment - up to 20 degrees hotter than outside. Only ten people can visit the crown at a time; reserve well in advance.