Statue of Liberty

New York, New York City

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Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The copper statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head, and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with July 4, 1776, the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. The total weight of the statue is 204 tonnes and the total height is 93 m. Depictions of the statue have been used by many regional institutions. It is a frequent subject in pop culture and as an American best-known icon, the Statue of Liberty has been depicted on the country's coinage and stamps.

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Open Hours

  • Mon

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Tue

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Wed

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Thu

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Fri

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Sat

    08:30 - 16:00

  • Sun

    08:30 - 16:00

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  • Sandipan Ganguly

    - 29 January 2018 -

    What an amazing experience!!! With the ferry ride you already get an amazing view of New York, Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Make sure you book in advance. The audio tour was absolutely amazing. It was short and sweet and informative. Take your time and don't rush! Buy the Statue of Liberty copper coins as a souvenir.

  • Matt Elms

    - 27 January 2018 -

    The world famous statue is a must see! Was great to be able to see it up close. Tried to get tickets to the Crown but they sell out far in advance so get planning early. Facilities on Liberty Island are great. Gift shop, cafe, restrooms, drinking fountains and even one specifically for re filling water bottles! Statue Cruises boat doesn't take long to get to and you can get some great pictures from in when coming up to the island.

  • Janine Keyser

    - 26 January 2018 -

    What an amazing experience!!! With the ferry ride you already get an amazing view of New York, Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Make sure you book in advance. The audio tour was absolutely amazing. It was short and sweet and informative. Take your time and don't rush! Buy the Statue of Liberty copper coins as a souvenir.

  • Jeremy B

    - 21 January 2018 -

    So fantastic to see the Statue of Liberty! Did not get off on the island, but seeing it from the water taxi was so worth it! From what I understand, you need to make reservations about 6 months in advance if you want to visit Liberty Island or to go up in the statue. We did not have time to plan for that but maybe next time. What an amazing monument to see!

  • Kirubakara Senthil S

    - 11 January 2018 -

    Lovely historic place!!! Ferry ride was awesome!! We went in early morning hours... Ferry ride was very pleasant in the morning hours... If you are planning to visit, plan early... you cannot roam during noon in summer... you may need sunscreen etc during the day time.. there is big gift shop, even in ferry... Lovely snacks in ferry.. overall we enjoyed the trip.. don’t forget to collect the audio guide!! It was crowded all the time!! Be ready to stand in queue for a minimum 30 minutes, while going to the island and while coming back..

  • Niraj Chaurasia

    - 01 October 2017 -

    The crown tickets are sold out months before. Book your tickets well in advance for pedestal/crown access. The ferry to the island starts from both New York and New Jersey. If the pedestal access tickets are sold out New York, try checking it from New Jersey. The prices are same for the island and pedestal access. One can start from New Jersey and end at New York. Its a must see if you are tourist. The whole history of liberty statue is explained well in the audio device you get at the entrance (price included in the ticket). Beware of the agents and book your tickets from official website.

  • Sanjay Gupta

    - 23 September 2017 -

    “book your tickets in well advance to go pedestal/crown to see the green lady of freedom...!!” - been there 3 times and every time it fascinates me... starting from boat ride till back to den... but you have to book a ticket well in advance to be there at pedestal or even 4 months before to go to crown... Tickets are almost same if you go to island/pedestal. The ferry goes from battery park ( NYC) and liberty state park (from jersey city) and you can interchange at the island. boat halts at Ellis Island (entering point of slaves into the USA in 1700-1800s) and there you can see the museum how slaves were treated, how they have come to the USA and all. at liberty island, you can get your certificate of 'when you visited here'. When you go to the pedestal, you must check museum. here they have beautifully explained how statues come to the USA in pieces, how it is constructed, it's specifications. And everything... that is worth a watch... fun fact- During the restoration completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold.

  • Isabel Compton

    - 23 September 2017 -

    Perfect day. Everyone we came in contact with were extremely helpful especially the guys at the lift and on the boat. They all went out of their way to make sure he didn't have to wait in line as there were long queues to board the boat and told us were to stand so we could board first. The guys at the lift to the pedestal were the same. The food on Liberty Island was great, lots of fresh sandwiches and salad and great choices for hot food. Queue was long but moved extremely fast. Views from the pedestal and crown are amazing but the 162 steps to the crown was hard going but I made it. There are a few places on the way up to stand out of the way so other people can pass, thank goodness. ... The views looking back from the boat are amazing, plenty of room on the boat and lots of places to sit.

  • Nihal Acharya

    - 11 September 2017 -

    Liberty Island is always filled with people! It is such a majestic monument up close (thank you France!). The cruise towards liberty island gives good views of the statue in all directions before getting off the ferry. There were fighter planes doing some drills and it added to the excitement of seeing the lower Manhattan skyline. It is quite difficult to get photos without other people in it, but they are nice enough to give you some space (literally) to take pictures with the Manhattan skyline in the background. There is a gift shop there too. It is a wonderful place to spend a summer day. As tickets were sold out, we weren't able to go up to the pedestal or crown. It is best to book tickets a few weeks in advance to the pedestal, whereas for tickets to the crown, you'll have to book months in advance, depending on the time of year. A good part about the cruise is that you have the option of going to either NY or back to NJ from Liberty island.

  • Sameer Kumar Annamdevara

    - 08 September 2017 -

    One of the best place to visit in NY. Very good place to take pics with NY view. Its interesting to know the history of the statue and its importance. Its a great statue with lot of meaning. They have a decent food court but if you want to take your own food you can. Lot of place to sit and relax. There is a souvenir store too. You can also get tickets for guided tour in different languages. Overall it's good and best place to visit in NY. Don't miss it :)

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