Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens for the first time in over two years
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The Statue of Liberty’s crown on Tuesday reopened to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The crown closed in March 2020 when Covid-19 first hit New York City due to concerns about spreading the virus in the statue’s enclosed spaces. Visitors should be prepared to climb the 162 steps to the top as there is no elevator service.
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Liberty Island’s grounds opened to the public in July 2020, and the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck reopened at 50 percent capacity on July 1, according to the National Park Service.
Statue City Cruises is the only authorized ferry service for trips to and from both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, according to the parks service. Third-party solicitors should be avoided.
Tickets, which cost $24.30 for adults, $18.30 for seniors, and $12.30 for kids ages 4-12, must be purchased in advance, with boat rides to the statue departing from Battery Park in Manhattan and Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
A maximum of four tickets can be purchased per order, and only one reservation per person is permitted during any six-month period.
Purses, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, tripods, keys, writing instruments, umbrellas, shopping bags, food and drink, and any other item that might be an obstacle on the staircase must be put in the nearby lockers before guests climb the steps.