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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Statue of Liberty National Monument Reviews
I have two stars because there was a 5 hour wait in line to get on the boat. I knew it would be long, the kiosk said 1h30 but I knew this was not true, perhaps 3h30, but waiting this long can never... more »
Visiting for the first time since 1995 but this time with 3 kids 🇬🇧.. this is a great value attraction including the ferry ride 360 views of the statue free head sets giving you all the history... more »
Great place! And unforgettable experience. Lot of history in one place. I’ve always wanted to go and finally I had the opportunity to see this magnificent monument up close and it’s an icon of America across the world. Not very crowded in the morning, the museum is awesome, with its three screen telling the history of the Statue of Liberty from its very beginnings to where we are now today. I could say that any angle is great for a very nice photo but just the experience of being in a place that dates back to 1880’s is amazing.
Enjoyed the ferry ride there and back. Paid extra to go to the crown and although it was very small and a lot of stairs to get there, it was really neat and worth it. Always wanted to see the statue up close and learn more about it. The displays were really good and informative too. If you are going to NY, this should be on your list of things to do.
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