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. 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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  • as a family with our children and our daughters, we left pretty early in the morning, no problem to access the boat that first makes us go around the statue of liberty, closer and more she is imposing, majestic. The view of Manhattan is superb, don't forget your camera to capture these moments of dream, we really are. there of what to eat and drink on the island, everything is really well organized, both the ascent and descent of the boat.
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  • Got a city pass and really wanted to see lady Liberty. The trip to the island was great and the views of New York fabulous. Seeing the iconic statue was amazing. Don’t miss it if in New York  more »
  • It was my dream to go to New York and visit the statue of liberty is immense stupendous magnificent you have to visit it! The best!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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