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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  • jackiejax76

    5
    - 08 September 2018 -

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! When out in New York make sure to come out but make sure to book way before you visit especially if you want to go to the crown! This has been number 1 on my bucket list, ever since I can remember! New York City, did not disappoint. The Statue of Liberty is a MUST see and is a memorable experience for both my husband and I. There is a few obstacles before arriving to see the Liberia’s - The Goddess of Liberty, but it totally worth it nonetheless. We had a great time and had a good time choosing a few gifts to bring back home to SF.

  • Jolene Nickel

    4
    - 06 September 2018 -

    This is definitely a nice tour of an international icon. I would highly recommend reserving pedestal ticket tours or crown visits as you can learn a lot more about Lady Liberty. The self tour of the island and statue is also well worth the trip. There are several park guides also available to answer questions. The visitor center is huge and offers a big souvenir shop and a restaurant. It's all a bit overpriced but that's what one expects in NYC. I highly recommend visiting the island by taking the ferry from NJ as it is much less crowded.

  • A Google User

    3
    - 30 August 2018 -

    Was slightly underwhelming by the tour. I went because it is a must on a visit to NYC and was reasonably priced at $19. Views over Manhattan are impressive but you can get these from the States Island ferry. It is a great sign of the US and amazing piece of architecture but better seen from the outside than the island itself. I got the ferry from New Jersey which I would recommend. You do have to pay $7 for the liberty landing ferry but you can explore the place before visiting the statue. Plus you can just hop on the NY ferry back.

  • Kevin Jeong

    4
    - 30 August 2018 -

    A must-see. You have to get on a boat/ferry to see the beautiful statue, and many people can ride on it at the same time. It's a beautiful boat ride with lots of photo ops (the city in the background). There is plenty of room to walk around the statue and you can stay as long as you like. Cute little gift shop there, too. You can get lots of good pictures, too, all around the statue. We already had tickets in advance with our tour group, but didn't get to go inside the statue.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 26 August 2018 -

    Lines for tickets are very long, I recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time to secure your ticket. The crown tickets are hard to get unless you purchase a minimum of 6 months or more in advance and the time if year you plan to go. They are limited on pedestal tickets as well but not as much as the crown, would recommend purchasing pedestal tickets a couple weeks in advance to secure your spot. There are grounds tickets that are more available than the other 2 but they do run out eventually with them as well, you could purchase these the day of if you wanted. You take a ferry to the island, show up with plenty of time ahead of your time to be there as lines are very long. Purchasing tickets ahead of time will allow you to bypass the ticket lines and if you purchase pedestal or crown tickets you bypass the regular line. Security is fairly quick but it will be cramped with people worse than an airport, it can also be quite warm depending on weather and they corral everyone like cattle. The ferry ride is nice and even with so many people, it still has lots of room to move around. Once you get to the island, you are free to roam it on your own time. If you purchase pedestal or crown tickets, they come with an audio tour that you can get from nearby staff. Also if going in the pedestal or crown, you must go through a second set of security and they do not allow large bags, backpacks, or purses. There are lockers to rent before getting to them. The audio tour is full of information about the statue and island and the view from the pedestal is amazing. I would've got the crown tickets had they been available and will highly recommend as I will do myself if I get a chance to go back. Overall a great experience and would recommend to anyone that hasn't gone before. I mean, it is the symbol of our freedom after all! :)

  • Chloe Compton

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    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.

  • John Davidson

    5
    - 13 August 2018 -

    We took the full tour of Lady Liberty, going all the way up to the crown. What a great experience. The park rangers were fantastic, even took a family picture for us up at the top. The security lines into the statue were in the shade so that really helped with the heat. However, the ferry line was outside so bring something to keep you shaded like an umbrella if it's hot and sunny. I'd highly recommend purchasing reserve tickets ahead of time using the website, it shortened our wait for the ferry ride to the island substantially.

  • 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.

  • 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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