March 22, 2023

All you need to know about visiting one of NYC’s most famous landmarks

The only restrooms at the Statue of Liberty are in the lobby, and it\’s 339 steps to the top, so be prepared for the climb.

The Statue of Liberty, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Here are all the details you need for planning your visit.

  • Advance reservations are required for visitors who want access to the Statue of Liberty’s crown. Reservations can be made at Remember that tickets are for a specific time and date, and they must be picked up at the ferry departure point in Battery Park in Manhattan.
  • Visitors are screened in Manhattan prior to boarding a ferry for their Statue of Liberty tour.
  • Those visiting the crown will have to go through a second screening on Liberty Island.
  • The route from the main lobby to the crown platform is 339 steps, so be prepared for an uphill hike.
  • An elevator is available, but only goes as high as the statue’s pedestal. From there, it’s another 146 steps to the top.
  • The only restrooms are in the statue’s lobby.


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