Plan Your Trip
Visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument and limited access of Ellis Island featuring the Wall of Honor is a memorable experience for people from all over the world. Here are some tips to make your trip easy and more enjoyable.
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Directions to Statue Cruises in PDF Format
It’s easy to use public transportation to visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument or limited access of Ellis Island featuring the Wall of Honor.
To Battery Park, New York City, NY
The ticket office is located inside historic Castle Clinton at Battery Park. We recommend using public transportation to get to Battery Park as parking is very limited in lower Manhattan. Visit www.mta.info for more information about public transportation in Manhattan. Battery Park is also accessible by taxi.
Take any of the following lines:
LOCAL 1 (7th Avenue Line) to the last stop - SOUTH FERRY.
EXPRESS (Lexington Avenue Line) 4 or 5 to BOWLING GREEN.
LOCAL from Brooklyn/Queens R/W (Broadway Line) to WHITEHALL STREET.
M1, M6 or M15 to South Ferry (last stop).
From the East Side take the FDR Drive South to Exit 1, South Ferry Battery Park. From the West Side take the Westside Highway South (Route 9A) to Battery Park.
To Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
The ticketing and departure area at Liberty State Park is located in the Historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal near the water. There is plenty of parking here for a modest fee. This is an ideal departure location for you if you are traveling by car, motorhome or private bus. Liberty State Park is also accessible by taxi, ferry and public transportation. More details are available at the Liberty State Park website.
New Jersey turnpike, exit 14-B follow signs to Liberty State Park.
By Public TRANSPORTATION
Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to the Liberty State Park Station. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is accessible by PATH at the Hoboken or Newport Station.
Take the Liberty Landing Ferry Service from the World Financial Terminal in New York to Liberty Landing Marina within Liberty State Park, NJ. Visitors with ferry tickets to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will receive a $2 discount on the fare to Liberty Landing Marina when purchasing tickets aboard the Liberty Landing Ferry.
For more trip planning information visit - Liberty Landing Ferry Service.
What to Wear
Dress for the season when you visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and
the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. During the summer months temperatures can rise
to the high 90's with high humidity. In the winter temperatures are chilly. Be sure
to dress in layers in case conditions change suddenly.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a great deal during your
Food & Beverages
There are concession stands on all the boats which sell healthy snacks and beverages,
as well as merchandise. There are also concession stands and gift stores on both
Liberty and Ellis Island.
Before accessing the Pedestal and Crown areas of the Statue, all visitors with backpacks, food and drinks must place these items in key-secured visitor lockers. Lockers are located and can be rented in the security tent area for a nominal fee.
The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island often have ongoing special exhibits, as well as special programs and tours, that may be offered on the day you visit. Please be sure to check with rangers on Liberty and Ellis Islands for the programs that are available on the day of your visit. For park program information online, please visit www.nps.gov/stli.
After your Trip
There are several nearby National and State parks in the area you should consider visiting after your experience at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.
For more information please visit the National Parks of New York Harbor or National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy.
For sights and events in New Jersey visit the Hudson County Tourism website.