Tours To Crown Of Statue Of Liberty Resuming, Tickets Available On-Line

Following a year of renovations, tours up into the crown of the Statue of Liberty are resuming, and tickets are being made available on-line.

David Luchsinger, superintendent of Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, says the tours will resume October 28.

"We are delighted to once again open Lady Liberty's doors to the public," Supt. Luchsinger said in a release. "Providing better access, safer conditions and accommodating more visitors make this even more special."

Ticket prices are $17 for adults (age 13 and above), $14 for seniors age 62 and older, and $9 for children age 4-12. Those prices include the ferry ride to Liberty Island.

Some work inside the pedestal remains to be done, and that work will limit access to sections of the pedestal and the museum exhibit inside the monument, park officials said. During this period of limited access, visitors with crown tickets will be able to visit the crown, the pedestal-observation level and a portion of the top of the star-shaped fort that serves as the base for the Statue.

The monument is expected to fully reopen in early 2013. Once full operations resume, the pedestal, museum and crown tickets will be available online as well. Tickets may be purchased online at www.statuecruises.com or by calling (201) 604-2800. Crown tickets are only available by reservation.

Comments

This was covered by CNN, ABC and NBC and none of them even mentioned the National Park Service. I guess the work was done by elves.

The NPS really needs to be assertive in explaining its role in caring for our parks and monuments if we want to stay relevent, loved and FUNDED in the future. Letting the media talk about the parks and the resources without a peep about the people and eforts behind protecting them, isn't going to help the NPS a bit.