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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  • We took a ferry to get to the island where the statue is located. It's relatively fast. Very impressive to see in real...
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  • One of the symbols to see up close. Several solutions exist: a tourist boat trip for approaching, stop on the island and visit the Ellis Island Museum. You may find an ancestor whose name appears among the thousands of names of immigrants who settled in New York. You can just get around it without landing. These visits are of course paid and tickets to take in Battery Park. A lot of people! A tip more local color is down take a free ferry (Yes, yes!) to Staten Island. You will travel among locals who return home. This ride late in the day to see as and when the Sky Line. We go a little far from the Statue, but it's really typical. Upon arrival on Staten Island, get off the ferry and take - another for the return to Manhattan. And if you're a little chauvinistic, remembered that it was a gift from France for the centenary of American independence and it's our dear Gustave Eiffel who made the metal structure internal. Cocorico!
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  • The trip with the ferry to the statue is super and allows both super views of the statue of liberty as also the skyline of Manhattan, and this without getting to big.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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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