Accessibility

All vessels are wheelchair accessible.  Statue Cruises personnel are available to assist visitors that require the use of a wheelchair.  Upon arrival at either Battery Park or Liberty State Park visitors that require the use of a wheelchair should ask to speak to the Ticket Office Manager, who will then coordinate the personnel that will assist with entry inside the screening facility as well as boarding the Statue Cruises vessel.  Once the visitor is on either Ellis or Liberty Island our personnel will assist with boarding the vessels.

Statue Cruises does not have wheelchairs available for visitors.

The grounds of Liberty Island as well as the Information Center, Concessions and all Security Screening Areas are wheelchair accessible. Those requiring the use of a wheelchair can enter the monument and experience the lobby, museum and lower promenade including Ft. Wood (what the Statue stands on).  For assistance, please contact any National Park Service employee, U.S. Park Ranger, or U.S. Park Police Officer.  A limited number of wheelchairs are available at both Liberty and Ellis Islands (on a first-come, first-served basis). The crown is not wheelchair or elevator accessible.  Although pets are not allowed aboard Statue Cruises vessels or in the park, guide and assist animals are welcome.

From Battery Park in Lower Manhattan: There is no parking or designated handicapped parking at Battery Park.  Private parking lots are available but are limited in number.  Handicapped accessible rest rooms are available within the Castle Clinton National Monument.  Ferry ticketing areas are also wheelchair accessible.

From Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ: Designated parking requires a placard.  Ample public parking is available for a fee. There are level walkways to the ferry boarding area. Handicapped accessible restrooms are also located within Liberty State Park.

At Liberty Island: All outdoor walkways are paved and level.  Benches are located around the island grounds.  All buildings are handicapped accessible.  Handicapped access to the museum, exhibits and Fort Wood promenade, via lift, is available.  Tactile models of the island, armature bars and a full-scale replica of the Statue's face and foot are located in the museum exhibits.  The observation level at the monument can be reached via lift.  Videos are closed-captioned.  Restrooms are located in the monument and the concessionaire building. Food and gift service areas on Liberty and Ellis Islands can accommodate all visitors.  Limited seating is available on both islands.  An assisted-listening portable induction loop system is available at the information center.  LARGE PRINT brochures are available upon request on Liberty Island.

For information about programs, services, activities and requests regarding accommodations for people with disabilities: Please contact the National Park Service about programming and services prior to your visit.

For further information on Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island accessibility please call 212 363-3200.

Ranger-guided tours are offered at Liberty and Ellis Islands with ASL - American Sign Language translation. Ranger-guided tours translated in ASL are provided free at scheduled intervals on Liberty Island.

Emergency Medical Services: Services are available on both Liberty and Ellis Islands. Contact any National Park Service employee for assistance. Proper preparedness by those visiting the park can prevent emergencies from occurring (medications, food, water, etc.).

For the safety of all of our visitors and protection of the resource, all visitors entering the monument must have a Pedestal/Museum or Crown Ticket and proceed through a secondary screening processing area on Liberty Island.

TTY General Info (for hearing impaired): (201) 604-5798.