Plan Your Visit

Park Programs

Visitor Information Center
Liberty Island - Pick up a brochure (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.) and watch the captioned video about the story of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The Ranger guided tours and ferry schedule are located here. Also the National Park Service Passport Validation Stamp is located here.

Ellis Island – pick up brochures, movie, tour schedules, and exhibit information at the Information Desk located in the Baggage Room of the Administration Building.

Ranger Programs

Liberty Island - All visitors can meet the Park Ranger at the Liberty Island Flagpole directly in front of the ferry dock for a 30 minute information program. The Ranger will give an in depth look at the conception, construction, and restoration of the Monument. You will learn about the history of the Island. The tour times are posted at the Information Center and the Flagpole area.

Ellis Island - Visit the Information Desk for a schedule of ranger guided tours of the Museum and a schedule of films that run daily at the Museum.

Free Ranger Guided Tours - 45 minutes walking tour of the Museum.
Free Film - “Island of Hope, Island of Tears” an award winning documentary presented in two theaters. The 45 minute film with a 15 minute introduction by a park ranger and followed by a 30 minute film. Check with the information desk for free tickets early. Once the film has begun latecomers will be directed to wait for the next showing.
Ship Manifests - You can search the immigration database at Ellis Island Museum. Visit the Information Desk for more information.

Junior Ranger Program
For children 7-12 years old packets are available at the Liberty Information Center or the Ellis Island Information desk or can be downloaded here: http://www.nps.gov/stli/forkids/upload/STLI%20Junior%20Ranger%20Package%202-3.pdf

Professional Photography
A professional photographer is available at the Statue of Liberty and portraits or family photos can be ordered for a small fee.

Audio Tours Self-guided audio tour helps visitors learn more about the Statue while exploring the grounds at their own pace. The children’s audio is designed for ages 6-10 and is available in four languages. The standard audio is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. For the visual-impaired there is a descriptive audio tour available.