Statue Cruises, the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, provides ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. They offer two convenient departure locations for the trip—Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in New Jersey. In addition, Statue Cruises now offers timed tickets to the historic landmarks, making the trip even easier. Visitors can reserve departure times online (when possible), purchase tickets and print them at home. Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island is re-opened to visitors, in addition to the Statue of Liberty's crown and pedestal museum. Purchase tickets at statuecruises.com in advance or call 877-LADYTIX (523-9849) to book a reservation.