Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island ReOpen on 4th of July
All visitors will be screened in Manhattan prior to boarding the ferry. Those with crown reservations will have a second screening on Liberty Island before beginning the climb of 339 steps from the main lobby to the crown platform. An elevator goes only as high as the statue's pedestal, leaving 146 steps to get to the top. The only restrooms are in the statue's lobby. Ellis Island was also damaged in the storm. It requires more extensive repairs and remains closed. There is no reopening date at this time.