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Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York City

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A gift of friendship from the people of France, Statue of Liberty National Monument long represented the first glimpse of the United States for thousands of immigrants arriving across the Atlantic Ocean from distant lands. The 93 m (305 ft) statue's large pedestal includes an interior exhibit explaining the significance of this icon of liberty and democracy. Designed by sculptor F.A. Bartholdi and dedicated in 1886, the statue represents the Roman goddess of freedom holding a torch and a tablet of laws. It's essential to book tickets in advance. "Pedestal" tickets give you access the inside of the pedestal, the museum, and the Fort Wood level. Reservations to visit the crown can fill up to six months in advance. Ferries depart from Battery Park, New York or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Check the ferry schedules and leave plenty of time for the security screenings. Work out when and for how long to visit Statue of Liberty National Monument and other New York City attractions using our handy New York City tour planner.
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  • Who doesn't visit NY and NOT go to see this? The ferry service is well run and on a very tight schedule, but due to the volume of traffic there are plenty boats available. Your ticket only gets you ac...  read more »
  • Quite frankly this is just something every American should see. You have to go through a lot of security and it can be really crowded but once you're on liberty Island it is so beautiful there and the...  read more »
  • Impressive to see it front, large and with a super special, very nice color. The fact that even larger than expected but is as it sees in the movies. A very special moment for me at least for everything which represents. With a lot of history, since it was created, up to the collection that was made at the time for the construction of the base. Not you it can lose.
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  • Great place to have a family outing in the weekend. It was a hot summer day in NYC but the island is very cool and breezy, making it a nice experience. The audio guide provided is very informative, so if you have more than an hour to spare, go ahead and know more about France's beautiful gift to the US!
  • Great views of New York City and the statue itself. Good tourist attraction and the cruise from Battery Park was nice. Only downside was the horrible security experience to get on the boat, the airport-like scanner and the line were terribly managed.
  • Have been there twice. You can choose to board the ferry from Battery Park or Liberty State Park. If you are in NYC board from Battery Park. You will have a great view of the NYC skyline from Library Island. It is a great view of the statue of Liberty. The statue serves as a symbol of Liberty or Freedom. It's usually crowded in weekends. And really crowded on long weekends. You can go up to the pedestal. Book early for pedestal access. And if you want to go up to the crown you have to book really early. Book 3 - 4 months in advance. There is lot of space to sit and enjoy the views of skyline , Brooklyn bridge etc. Good for all ages.
  • Beautiful, amazing American and French history. The ferry ride is excellent. If you get easily squeamish by rocking and swaying of the boat, then this is off. Going from the jersey side is better, NY side is busy so the waits going to be hours long. Be prepared to walk!! Lots of stairs to the top, view from the statue pedestal is awesome!! It's crowded no matter what day you go!!!!
  • I am always humbled to be able to see our Nation's history and beauty. We visited the monument on our trip to the Poconos in the summer of 2012. It is breathtaking and very humbling. To know that this monument has meant so much to so many, is simply amazing. For many, this has been a symbol of hope and opportunity. A must see while you are in New York, NY.
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