The iconic Statue of Liberty has reopened visitor access into the crown area of the statue to coincide with the annual Fourth of July celebrations. The Statue of Liberty’s crown has been shut since 11 September 2001.
There are 354 steps up to the crown and the final 150 steps are tight and winding. During 2008 more than three million tourists visited Liberty Island to see one of the United State’s most recognizable icons. Visitor numbers will now be strictly limited to just 240 per day with only 10 people allowed up at a time. For those making the trip, booking well ahead is essential.