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. Make Statue of Liberty National Monument a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's a place you should go to, the most impressive thing is to see Manhattan from the boat. That's the only way you can see how big and impressive it is. Try to have available from 3 to 5 hours as it is usually very crowded.
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  • We bought tickets 6 months ahead based upon recommendations from locals. Luckily we did. It was sold out. We went early in the morning...again got the ferry ticket early too. There was a lot of fog bu...  more »
  • I purchased tickets through the statues Cruises website. The line to access is quite limited. The boat trip allows you to enjoy special views. Once you reach Liberty Island you find yourself in front of a symbol that each of us has always known. The Visura on the island is a beautiful experience that ends with the inevitable souvenir shop. Recommended!
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  • A wonderful experience for the whole family. It was so much fun to walk around the island. The museum in the base of the monument was interesting. My son did not enjoy going up over 200 flights of steps and absolutely refused to go outside the statue. The views were amazing! It was pretty neat to touch the bolts holding the statue to the base of the monument. There are neat facts as you walk up the statue. We did not enjoy having to go through 2 security check points with 3 older kids and 1 toddler with a stroller, but understand why the extra security is necessary. Please make sure you have your printed tickets out and you'll move through faster. No food or drinks, but they have 50 cent lockers to put stuff in and a stroller parking area. In the end, it was worth it to experience a monument that has meant so much to so many. Definitely recommend!
  • One of the most iconic place of NY. You can get tickets online or in battery park. Remember to tell them that you want ticket with “Pedestal Access” so you can go close and go into the pedestal section. No extra charge for this. There is a third option of Crown Access which is about few dollars extra but that’s not the problem. People book the crown Access tickets many months ahead so you will need to book that one a head of time. You have security checking just like going through airport security. Then you hop on the Statue Cruise. They take you to liberty island. You can either wait in line for elevator in pedestal Access or can climb the stairs. But there are more than 100 steps so recommend taking the stairs. There is no elevator for crown Access and everyone has to take stairs if you have that ticket. They provide you an audio device which gives you audio tour and briefing in various different languages. Same ferry also takes you to Ellis Island as well.
  • One of the most iconic place of NY. You can get tickets online or in battery park. Remember to tell them that you want ticket with “Pedestal Access” so you can go close and go into the pedestal section. No extra charge for this. There is a third option of Crown Access which is about few dollars extra but that’s not the problem. People book the crown Access tickets many months ahead so you will need to book that one a head of time. You have security checking just like going through airport security. Then you hop on the Statue Cruise. They take you to liberty island. You can either wait in line for elevator in pedestal Access or can climb the stairs. But there are more than 100 steps so recommend taking the stairs. There is no elevator for crown Access and everyone has to take stairs if you have that ticket. They provide you an audio device which gives you audio tour and briefing in various different languages. Same ferry also takes you to Ellis Island as well.
  • This is the Statue of liberty ticketing office. I loved this trip. There's an advisory though*** PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE GUYS WHO APPROACH YOU IN THE PARK BEFORE YOU ENTER TO BUY YOUR TICKETS***. TICKETS are not more than $18.00.. Do not pay $45 dollars to those guys on the street. Don't worry about food before the boat ride because there's snacks on the boat and food at the statue of liberty island. The food is also a reasonable price. Be careful on the boat ride because it rocks a very much. It's best to take the train to this event. If you take a car us the parking on state street, it is the one on the side of Starbucks in front of the park and trainstation... For 1hr its 24 and for 3 or more hours its flat rate of 36. People I hope you can enjoy have a great time... If you need a guide just ask a question or make a comment to me indotainozapata@gmail...
  • Although I have looked at Lady Liberty from a distance many times, Finally I decided to hop on a ferry and spend some time at looking at lady liberty close up. You can purchase tickets online and obviously they have different tour levels, purchasing online will save you a lot of time and purchasing the reserve ticket will also get you in the priority boarding queue. I purchased them right from my phone once I saw the line to purchase tickets. The line waiting for an empty ferry is actually quite long on a daily basis, they do have more than one ferry transporting back and forth which makes the line move a little faster. There is only so much room on the ferry and on a hot day, the wait can be miserable in the sun so be sure to squeeze into the crowd when boarding the boat to ensure you're part of the cut off, having to wait for the next ferry. The ferry ride is relaxing and on a hot day can help to cool you off. Looking at lady upon approach to the island liberty closeup is something quite spectacular and considering the difficulty they faced in getting the foundation of the statute initially built, its even more amazing closeup. The tour will also take you to Ellis Island which is well worth the time and extremely informational. The old hospital on the island is also really cool to see and they do have a tour which would allow you to see parts of the old hospital which I at some point will have to do. I thoroughly enjoy spending time on Ellis island not just for the history lesson and opportunity to get a close up of the awesome architecture but also just sit back and look across the water at the magnificent skyline. This is a good relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Cheers!
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