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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  • August 14, 2017
    We are not to Liberty Island itself, but like so many tourists do: with the free ferry to Staten Island and you speed look beautiful along. From the back of the boat (or if you go back the front) you have a beautiful view of the skyline. Two tips. Look up the right side of the ferry from Manhattan and remain on the railing for the best view. Second tip: do not be in the lure by the intrusive ticket sellers at the Staten Island ferry. The ferry is free so just by walking to inside! Would you like to the statue of liberty itself, you'll need to purchase tickets for a boot drive.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We all enjoyed the Statue of Liberty and our kids both earned junior ranger badges. It was much easier to climb to the top of the crown than before as the rangers did a great job of spacing visitors g...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Get closer to the statue by ferry is really unique, it slows down to allow best shots. Returning you can enjoy a view of downtown impareggiabile.non son climbed onto the statue, but appreciated too
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  • 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.

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