Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Admission to both Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are 'free;' the above is cost for ferry ticket, which is mandatory. Children under 4 free.
Arriving on Liberty Island, visitors may pick up a brochure and view a short video chronicling the story of the colossal Statue of Liberty. Inside the statue’s pedestal, lobby visitors can experience the original torch and the Statue of Liberty exhibit, then proceed to the promenade area for an up close view of the statue and a spectacular view of New York Harbor.
The Statue of Liberty exhibit, located on the second floor in the pedestal, traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories. In addition to historical artifacts and descriptive text, full-scale replicas of the statue’s face and foot are also on display.
The Torch exhibit includes the original 1886 torch and much-altered flame in the lobby. On the second floor balcony overlooking this torch is a display on the history of the torch and flame, explaining the various alterations through diagrams, photographs, drawings and cartoons.