Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York City

4.4
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. Make Statue of Liberty National Monument a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Statue of Liberty National Monument
map
Statue of Liberty National Monument Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
32,150 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    This has to be done - we all grow up with this image of NY and seeing it for real is essential. It truly is a beautiful statue.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    You cannot live your whole life without seeing it for real! It’s worth a see- I went up the pedestal also which isn’t really worth it other than the fact you can walk around more of the base of the la...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Yes lots of tourists - but remember you are one to when you go there. Expect 46 people to take selfies in front of you and 29 people to walk into you then it will be a piece of cake. I cannot comment ...  more »
Google
  • June 25, 2017
    Words cannot describe seeing this in person. Think about how many sets of eyes have been laid upon this powerful monument and you'll truly realize how large Lady Liberty's presence is for you and your country. I could go on and on about my trip to the island but you definitely need to see it for yourself to appreciate it. God bless the USA!
  • July 8, 2017
    We were so excited for our chance to see the Statue of Liberty! It's incredible to see in person. However be warned that the pedestal tours sell out quickly in the morning. Also, the crown tours are available to book online but they were sold out about two months in advance. The wait times to get on and off the ferry were awful. We probably stood in line for at least two hours of our time spent here. If I could do it again I wouldn't go to the island if I didn't have a tour booked. We could only walk around the outside of the statue anyway. You get a great vantage point from the ferries that circle the statue. If you stop to see the statue be prepared to spend the bulk of your day at their.
  • June 11, 2017
    Cannot actually go into the statute of liberty unless you've booked well in advance. If you just want some nice photos and a good view. Get a ferry ride that simply passes the place. Nice way to see it if you don't plan on stopping and taking the time to walk around
  • June 26, 2017
    Very fun place. The boats are very nice that bring you too the statue of liberty! However the prices are a little high but that is what you would expect on a national landmark! I do wish that there are more outlets to charge your phone but it's not that big of a deal. Definitely worth your time to climb tat statue of liberty!
  • July 7, 2017
    It was an amazing experience to be there! I always wanted to be there even though many of my friends said it was just an ordinary experience. I definitely recommend you to go at least once. The only thing is that the lines were really confusing, we were there at 7:30am for our 8am tour and there was no signs for where we should go to the line or we should wait. They told us to be there at least 30 minutes early, but they just started putting the signs after 8.

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in New York City

The first step to finding accommodations in New York City is finding the right neighborhood. Manhattan, where most visitors end up, offers some of the most expensive rooms in the world, though there are lower-budget options, such as hostels with shared restrooms. Reduce your costs by basing yourself in one of the outer boroughs, but beware of low-end motels where you may end up sharing the premises with hourly customers. Alternatively, stay along the New Jersey shore, offering all the major chain hotels at considerably lower prices than their Manhattan equivalents.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in New York City by other users

34 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New York City BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 43 days in Los Angeles, New York City & Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UZBEKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UZBEKISTAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans