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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  • Liberty island is a must see if in New York City. Seeking her from a distance doesn’t do the lady justice. There are other things to see on the island that help in understanding the construction and.....  more
    Liberty island is a must see if in New York City. Seeking her from a distance doesn’t do the lady justice. There are other things to see on the island that help in understanding the construction and.....  more »
  • Travellers should just use the free ferry service to get a great view. You need to get off and take a returning ferry. It’s perfect! 
    Travellers should just use the free ferry service to get a great view. You need to get off and take a returning ferry. It’s perfect!  more »
  • Part of being an American in one of the biggest American cities! Took the tour and learned a great deal! 
    Part of being an American in one of the biggest American cities! Took the tour and learned a great deal!  more »
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  • Although I have looked at Lady Liberty from a distance many times, I 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!
  • Beautiful experience. Highly recommend getting there at least 30 minutes early to give you plenty of time to get through security and to get a good seat on the ferry. They sell plenty of food, drinks, and souvenirs on the ferry which was a lovely surprise! Very easy to navigate the grounds, tons of history here! I bought the ticket to get access to the pedestal which gives you great views and access to the museum inside the statue! The other museum behind the statue is also very nice, with a previously used torch from the Statue of Liberty.
  • Historically significant place. Security is high but understandably so. Well maintained. I've visiting the place for the last 3 decades and I have to say the place gets better all the time. While the visitor load has dropped dramatically these days, I'm sure the glory days will be back soon. I would suggest taking the ferry from the New Jersey side instead of from New York. The lines are shorter and, in my humble opinion, the views are better. But please do visit, given the rich history associated with the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Statue of Liberty one of the most popular place for the tourist who visited in New York. I think it is the first choice for most of the tourist as like me. I have visited the Statue of the Liberty in November 2019. The Statue of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom; it is situated in a small island in the Upper Bay (also called Upper New York Bay). The Statue of Liberty was devoted in October 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924. It was a joint effort between France and United States, intended to remember the friendship between the peoples of the two nations. It represents a woman face holding a torch in her raised right hand and tablet in her left hand; it is a 93 meters high monument including the pedestal.
  • The place to go in NY! When I got to see Miss Liberty, I didn’t want to leave Liberty Island anymore, it’s a great place to be. From the island there’s a beautiful view over the skyline of Manhattan, which delivers great opportunities for taking breathtaking pictures of the city. Besides you are greeted by the world’s most majestic statue, which will leave impressed, by it‘s sheer height. Love it there and can’t wait to see Miss Liberty another time. Don‘t miss out!

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