The Statue of Liberty re-opens to the public on the Fourth of July, and tickets are now on sale to visit her. The Statue of Liberty is always FREE to visit, it is the boat ride to Liberty Island that costs money.
Buy tickets now for Statue Cruises trips to the Statue of Liberty beginning July 4th when Liberty Island re-opens after the damage by Hurricane Sandy to docks and walkways. Note that Ellis Island sustained more significant damage and will not re-open this year.
Tickets for the narrated sightseeing tours are $24.00 (adults); $17.00 (seniors) and $12.00 (children). Tours depart daily from Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan. I recommend you buy tickets online so you can avoid the line to purchase tickets at the kiosk in Battery Park. And expect to go though security similar to airports, so don’t bring anything that will be red flagged.
Before the re-opening, Statue Cruises is running up to 20 daily departures that get up close to the Statue of Liberty without actually docking. These pre-opening tours have National Park Service Rangers on board who provide the same information about Lady Liberty and her role in American history as they do at the statue itself when she has guests.
In anticipation of the reopening, Statue Cruises has expanding its daily Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, to as many as 20 daily departures, seven days a week. Sites include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the 9-11 Memorial, the South Street Seaport, Governors Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, among others. The hour-long tours depart from Battery Park every 30 minutes.