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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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  • The ferry to the island was beautiful ,we has such a lovely crowd in the ferry. The sailing was enjoyable with some treats from in house stall. Amazing statue , Lots of ferry ,frequently and well orga...  more »
  • If you have the opportunity, you must see it in person at least once in your life. The short ferry ride is enjoyable and you can ferry between the statue and Ellis island for free. Beautiful views at ...  more »
  • I was looking forward to visiting Lady Liberty this trip. While the statue herself is beautiful and so symbolic, I was very disappointed in the state of Liberty Island. The landscaping was awful with ...  more »
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  • 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
  • Truly majestic. Lady Liberty is beautiful. Book tickets much much in advance to visit the crown. You need to climb stairs to visit the crown. It's not wheelchair accessible. The pedestal however is. Also, the time mentioned in the ticket is the time you need to be at Liberty, not the boat.
  • Be aware that if you want to go inside and up into the statue, you need to book it months in advance. We went here as part of a bus trip and we're not aware of that, so we could only walk around outside. It is still great to see, and the views of the city are beautiful. Ferry ride is nice and also provides great views of the city, Statue, and Ellis Island. Very clean and well kept. Gets crazy busy on nice weekends, so go early!
  • Beautiful in person. Currently not much to do on the island other than eat or buy souvenirs if you didn't reserve a pedestal or crown entry far in advance (they are doing construction and have plans to add another building). Plan to spend more time on Ellis Island if you want more of a museum experience.
  • Pretty cool experience. My only complaint is that the entire island didn't have water cause of construction. Therefore, NO RESTROOMS in the entire island. We had to wait to board the ferry again to use the RR. Would've been nice if they gave heads up about this. I'd advise you wait the line for the elevator to get to the pedestal. Those stairs are no joke! Ps. Temporary cause of construction, don't know how long it'll be out of water. (May 3,2017)