Statue of Liberty

New York, New York City

4.5

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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  • Edward Lawrence

    4
    - 27 July 2018 -

    Beautiful place.. the statue resonates the greatness in engineering marvel. We took the pedestal tickets and the took the stairs up, which was not that bad of a walk.. my 4 year son did it with ease. The pedestal does not give a great view of the statue but really great view of Manhattan.. the best view of the statue is from the tiny park out front.. you cannot take any water or snacks up to the pedestal, but inside the park it is allowed.

  • RAMANATHAN N G

    4
    - 25 July 2018 -

    Try to reach the spot early as it is always crowded even on weekdays. If you buy tickets on line, the security procedures are quite easy. Your personal belongings are checked like airport security. The cruise travel is comfortable consisting of three decks. Lot of eateries are available inside the park. Outside food is also allowed. The cruise is available for ferrying every 20 minutes. The monument is travel friendly.

  • jackiejax76

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    My number 1 place I have always wanted to go to since I can remember! NY did not disappoint. Statue of Liberty is a MUST see and was a wonderful and memorable experience for my husband and I. There is a few obstacles before arriving but SO worth it nonetheless. Had a great time and had fun picking out our gifts to take back home.

  • Mohammed Rasel

    4
    - 16 July 2018 -

    If you visit New York, this is the number one place you have to see. We enjoyed our trip here. The food at cafeteria is reasonable. Nice and clean as well. Informative and professional staff. Lots of stuff to see inside the statue, we even walked the stair inside.Good experience! However for the senior and little children, I don't recommend to take the stair to the upper floor. Elevator is the best option.

  • Aidan

    4
    - 08 July 2018 -

    The boat ride there was enjoyable and fun, it is yet another should do, if you visit New York. Here are the 3 reasons why. 1. Pop-culture This is a symbol of the "freedom" of America in which the country was built on and is barely holding onto, so it comes up quite frequently in pop culture 2. History A statue of this size, with this popularity, has a historical story and message. 3. View You can go inside and have a great view of the city!

  • Chandrashekhar Tilak

    5
    - 15 June 2018 -

    A memorable place to visit. One must plan and book in advance for going into the crown of the statue. The tickets get booked much in advance. Security here is like at any airport & should be kept in mind while deciding to include something in the handbag. A ferry service starting from Battery Park drops the tourists to the Liberty Island. A one more security check is there at the entrance of the monument. The helical stairway leading to the crown is pretty narrow. Further, the climb is also exhausting. Nevertheless, the view from the uppermost level is unique.

  • Jennifer Ulaszek

    5
    - 14 June 2018 -

    The Statue Of Liberty is wonderful! Getting on the ferry was confusing and not very well marked. If you decide to go, order your tickets ahead of time for the ferry with Statue Cruises on their website. Don't do it any other way. There were people waiting in a line a mile long just to get through the security check. They had combo tickets like a city pass and they had to wait forever. The Statue Cruise Co. was so easy, go to the reserve flag and go through the line. We picked our tickets up at will call. Good luck😊

  • Eric Huynh

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    Stunning and a must see on a visit to the big apple. They have a self guided tour through this home phone device. You punch the code in when you arrive at an exhibit that you want to hear more about and you listen on the phone. It is available in many languages. I recommend going during golden hour for the best pictures. All the security and staff were professional and polite. Be sure the pack light as they only have small lockers for you to store your belongings.

  • Gnans S

    4
    - 01 June 2018 -

    HAVE A CITY/NYC PASS ? CHECK INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTION AGE RANGE BEFORE BUYING TICKETS FOR KIDS/CHILDREN. You need to queue up to convert the pass to a ticket. Following that queue up to go through airport type security check. Then queue up again for the boat. The queues are never single file. Be mindful when you get ON BOARD the boat as they have more of make shift boarding platform which wobbles a lot during rough waves. Whilst we were boarding a lady tripped and got little hurt. The boat takes hundreds or people in one go and they ride roughly one every 15-20 minutes. You get a good view of the skyline throughout the ride. The boat is equipped with food and drink, obviously at a premium price. The island is good to go around and take pictures. You need to buy separate ticket if you wish to enter into the pedestal. The island closes around 5 PM and the boat frequency drastically reduces then. So plan and have a good time.

  • Nicole Johnson

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    Any trip to New York should include a trip to see the Statue of Liberty. For those on a budget, the Staten Island ferry is free, although it doesn't stop at the statue so you will only be able to see it in passing. Otherwise those wishing to have the chance to visit Liberty Island and learn more about the statue can go to Battery Park and follow the signs along the path which will take you to the ticket stall inside of the historic Castle Clinton courtyard. One of the cheapest ways to reach Battery Park is by the subway, which the green line #4 or #5 will take you directly to it. Note that there is a security checkpoint and all visitors planning to go to the statue will be screened so be sure to check online and leave behind any prohibited items. Alternatively visitors can take the same ferry tour from New Jersey. There are various tickets with different prices and which will allow visitors different levels of access to the statue itself. The ferry from Manhattan makes it first stop at Liberty Island where you can stay for however long you chose. Ferries arrive at the island every 20 minutes. On Liberty Island there is a gift shop and a small cafe where you can get a bite to eat, although it's cheaper and allows for more options to simply eat beforehand and pack a few bottles of water in a backpack, otherwise food and drinks, with the exception of water, is not permitted. For the best photos on the ferry ride, be sure to sit on the side nearest the dock when leaving Manhattan (the right side) and the left side when leaving the statue, if you want to be able to see the statue from the water. Most people make the mistake of boarding and immediately rushing to the side nearest the statue while still at the dock in Manhattan, however this will only allow you to view it clearly while at the dock, after which there will be several people in the the way as the ferry approaches the statue. After boarding a ferry to leave Liberty Island you will then be taken to Ellis Island where you can walk around and tour a museum. Visitors can stay for as long as they like, with ferries scheduled to arrive every 20 minutes, although some will arrive sooner. In total, plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours with a basic ground level statue ticket if you plan to disembark and walk around both Liberty and Ellis Island for a quick visit and brief glance at the museum. Both stops are included in the same ticket and both sites have park service guides who can provide visitors with additional historical information.

  • Nathalie Cogley

    - 14 May 2018 -

    A must see place on a trip to New York

  • Betzy Pena

    - 30 April 2018 -

    Great view since pedestrian

  • Ralph Jones

    - 26 April 2018 -

    The statue and Ellis island are great, the overall experience is not good. Too many people.

  • Louise de Paus

    - 22 April 2018 -

    Vrijheidsbeeld

  • John Agapitos

    - 27 March 2018 -

    Simply majestic! A must-visit monument in New York City!

  • Jonathan Levy

    - 18 February 2018 -

    The lady is majestic 🗽 !

  • Brian Ger

    - 13 January 2018 -

    How can you NOT love the Statue of Liberty? That’s not a question it’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it :-)

  • Elisabeth Longshore

    - 05 January 2018 -

    They’re remodeling the island. Wish I could have seen it finished. Take all the warm clothes you have though.

  • Can Erdem

    - 03 January 2018 -

    One of the national symbols of USA

  • Jeremy Wilcox

    - 17 November 2017 -

    As a NYC tour guide, my tip: unless visiting this statue is your absolute must-do, don't bother. Long boat waits, etc. mean this eats up half a day. Ride Staten Island Ferry, snap a pic, and move on.

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