Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York City

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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  • do not miss the chance to take pictures of the boat, on the way to and from the island, and on the island. There will always be a new angle, a new vision, and even an unexpected seagull to add a speci...  more »
  • Made reality... what fuses... Like motherhood... Freedom... is simply... The luxury and the responsibility... of the essence of the journey of the Vita Bella... Wonderful... Impressive... To be moons and Suns... Nutriendose that the wraps and generate energy... It is like a big hug... As the Sacred Heart in Rio and always of San Sebastian... Back always... Petit... Great New York... Great Petit New York... .
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  • Of course you have to visit the statue if you are in NYC! Just book in advance to be allowed to go inside the statue, only 50 people are allowed every day ! So you have to book a lot in advance. As we...  more »
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  • 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..
  • Beautiful place and Historical. Is under some repairs but you still enjoy your visit. Gift shop have a lot of gift for your memories. The only reason I gave this 3 star rate is because we spend 3 hours almost on the line to get the ferry to the island. And is no any advice that tell you what to do when you get there. For example: that you had to do the line to get the line in the castle to change your city pass ticket into the Statue of Liberty Tickets.
  • The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. These exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires. The Statue of Liberty exhibit, which opened in July 1986 and is located on the second floor in the pedestal of the Statue, traces the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos and oral histories. In addition to historical artifacts and descriptive text, full scale replicas of the Statue's face and foot are also on display.       PLAN YOUR VISIT TODAY! The main historical sections include: From Idea to Image, Fabricating the Statue, Stretching Technology, Fundraising in France, The Pedestal, Fundraising in America, and Complete at Last. The next area focuses on the symbolism of Liberty with sections titled Mother of Exiles, Becoming the Statue of America, Century of Souvenirs, The Image Exploited and The Statue in Popular Culture. The Torch Exhibit     The Torch Exhibit includes the original 1886 torch and much altered flame in the lobby. On the second floor balcony overlooking this torch is a display on the history of the torch and flame, explaining the various alterations through diagrams, photographs, drawings and cartoons.  "The New Colossus" The famous sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883. A bronze plaque, dedicated in memory of Emma Lazarus' contribution to the completion of the Statue's pedestal, has been affixed to the inner walls of the pedestal since the early 1900's. This plaque, currently located in the Statue of Liberty exhibit, has come to symbolize the statue's universal message of hope and freedom for immigrants coming to America and people seeking freedom around the world.
  • Nice place. Ferry boat will take to you this place. You will get amazing views of statue of liberty 🗽 from ferry boat. After reaching to the liberty island you will get one radio like device on which you can hear history of liberty. I was very disappointed by this device because they didn't provide headphones with it. Voice was not audible at all. Apart from that you will good food here. Really nice place crowded all time.
  • One of the most exciting parts of the tour before you go to Lady Liberty statue is the boat trip to Ellis Island. You will see how beautiful and diverse the American nation is.. If you haven't been there I highly recommend going as soon as possible. The is good price too and delicious .

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