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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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  • I was astounded by the magnificence of the Liberty Statue when I recently visited New York. Both the monument itself and the spectacular harbor views from the pedestal are noteworthy. Plan ahead... 
    I was astounded by the magnificence of the Liberty Statue when I recently visited New York. Both the monument itself and the spectacular harbor views from the pedestal are noteworthy. Plan ahead...  more »
  • Lady Liberty was awesome! What a place to visit!! So historic!! Everyone should visit it once in their lives! 
    Lady Liberty was awesome! What a place to visit!! So historic!! Everyone should visit it once in their lives!  more »
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  • A Historical landmark and staple of New York. Definitely recommend getting tickets in advance. If your looking for tickets for the Crown your gonna want to put off your trip little after January. I tried getting tickets for it but booked through January. The pedestal was worth the ticket price. Stunning view of New York and the surrounding islands. Id say go the stairs route its not to bad time. Walking the island itself was pretty great and not too busy. I got in on the 9am boat and Id say maybe stick to getting in early. Less crowded and easier time for photos. Ferry ride over was good and quick. The top gets full but you'll still get good views.
  • Wow, that's simply all I can say about my visit to the State of Liberty. You see pictures, you see it from a distance, but to actually be right below. It was amazing. Take time to reflect on all of the immigrants that passed through that area on their way to enter The United States. Take time to reflect on what the Statue of Liberty means. I would highly recommend visiting the island that the statue is on versus doing a boat tour around it.

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