Statue Of Liberty National Monument

Statue Of Liberty National Monument

Statue of Liberty Crown Reservation System Goes Live June 13

June 9, 2009, 7:15 am

The National Park Service announced Monday that the public may begin making reservations to visit the Statue of Liberty’s Crown on June 13.

On May 8, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that beginning this July 4, the American public will once again be able to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed after the 9/11 attacks for safety and security reasons. Beginning at 10 a.m. (EST) on June 13, 2009, crown reservations may be made through the park’s ferry concessioner, Statue Cruises or by phone at (877) LADY-TIX (877-523-9849).  Crown tickets may be reserved in advance up to 1 year prior to the day of the visit. (Example: Tickets for travel on September 1, 2010 will become available on-line or by phone starting at 10:00 a.m. EST on September 1, 2009).

Crown tickets will cost an additional $3 and will be combined with reserved ferry tickets, which are currently $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. The maximum number of tickets that can be reserved per customer is four, with only one reservation allowed during any six-month period. Children must be at least four feet tall.

For safety considerations, the National Park Service will limit the number of visitors to the crown to groups of no more than 10 visitors at a time, with about three groups ascending the crown per hour, which will be an average of about 240 crown visitors per day.