Statue of Liberty

Monument / Landmark and Outdoor Sculpture
Liberty Island, New York
  • Fred M.
    "Loved it when I was a kid I got to go to the crown"(45 Tips)
    OngAndrew 翁.
    "Lady Liberty - the superb scenic view & architecture of the statue"(19 Tips)
    "free ride to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island."(13 Tips)
    Augustus Collection
    "Statue of Liberty is today a symbol of the strength of America"(13 Tips)
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    Take the Staten Island Ferry which is free. It leaves ever half an hour and you can visit Staten Island as well. The Free ferry is located to the left of Battery Gardens Restaurant.
  • Nadhy E.
    A best description could be half Mayor of New York that phrase he said when described his decision to give a respite for the Muslim pupils during the prayer times is "smart and respectable" solution
  • Dominik F.
    Dominik FJuly 3, 2015
    Definitely a must do in NYC! Book a tour with a ferry cruise to liberty island and ellis island!!! The whole tour takes time but it's very interesting with the audio guides!
  • Usewordswisely
    UsewordswiselyJuly 12, 2012
    It was a gift from France to the people of the US marking the centennial in 1886. A universal symbol of freedom and democracy, Lady Liberty sits on Liberty Island at the entrance of the Hudson River.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaMarch 21, 2014
    Did you know? In 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases!
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    This colossal statue sits in the middle of the harbour. Originally gifted by the French, the Statue of Liberty is today a symbol of the strength of America and our open arms towards immigrants. Read more
  • James P.
    A must see for anyone visiting New York City. Make sure you book early and get the crown access pass so you can climb to the top.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 16, 2013
    Recently reopened to tourists after Hurricane Sandy, this is a quintessential stop for anyone visiting the NYC area. If you want to go up to Lady Liberty's crown, buy tickets in advance!
  • Delene 하.
    Delene 하늘January 1, 2015
    Amazing! The Statue of Liberty definitely gives you this amaze feeling. Cruises captain & staffs are nice, too. Comfortable ride to the island. & from the island, you can see NYC skyline, too. Nice!
  • Vasilis
    VasilisApril 21, 2013
    you should definitely take the boat and have this one hour tour. see manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge. tip: pick the right side of the boat (starboard) for better view!
  • Josh A.
    If you have a cityPass and you'd like to go up to the top, make sure you buy tickets online before hand as they don't sell tickets on the island.
  • honey 🌾 b.
    honey 🌾 boneySeptember 15, 2015
    Famous American symbol :) for many tourist Statue of Liberty is a 'must see' place I guess. I saw it from the boat that had cruised around Manhattan.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 27, 2014
    If you want to visit the crown, you still have to make reservations weeks in advance. Order together with the Statue Cruises online, and you'll skip the queues at Battery Park too.
    NYC-ARTSJuly 17, 2012
    Visitors can experience the original torch and the Statue of Liberty exhibit, then proceed to the promenade area for an up close peek at the statue and a spectacular view of New York Harbor. Read more
  • Don N.
    Don NguyenAugust 10, 2014
    Do the free Park Ranger tour, especially if you're not going up into the pedestal or crown. You'll learn lots of great trivia in a half an hour
  • Torzin S
    Torzin SJune 11, 2015
    Don't underestimate the size of Lady Liberty, she is true giant. Booked early to see inside her, the original torch is a must see.
  • Becky D.
    Becky DDecember 17, 2011
    If you are pressed for time but still want a chance to see Lady Liberty take the yellow water taxi, it will take you back to midtown, about 30min walk back to Time's Square. Got amazing pics!
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossAugust 6, 2014
    A fun few hours, though if you're short on time whilst in New York, you might be better not giving up half your day to climb this. Offers a break from the skyscrapers however.
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeDecember 29, 2013
    STATUE OF LIBERTY - World Heritage UNESCO Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument ... Read more
  • Shar T.
    Shar TDecember 1, 2013
    Be prepared to rent a locker to store purses etc. Only camera & water allowed. Will go through security again! Be prepared to hike up the tight & narrow spiral staircase. It's totally worth it!!!
  • Rima R.
    Rima ReyesSeptember 1, 2014
    National Park Service & Statue Cruises was amazing! Was traveling with a senior citizen and they were able to accommodate early boarding and priority seating on the ferry.
  • Michelin Lifestyle
    Michelin LifestyleFebruary 24, 2011
    Each ray on the Statue of Liberty's crown are the seven continents, measuring up to 9 ft and weighing 150 lbs. Michelin Pilot hiking footwear will offer support if you climb 22 stories to the top.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanJuly 5, 2015
    Entering pedestal or the statue requires different access level tickets. “Crown” tickets (providing access to statue) sell out weeks in advance. “Pedestal” tickets are easier to get.
  • D'Agostino Supermarkets
    D'Agostino SupermarketsJanuary 31, 2012
    The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the friendship between the French and Americans during the American Revolutionary War. It took a total of nine years to create, with 10 hour days, 7 days a week.
  • Cait P.
    Cait PriceDecember 16, 2013
    The audio tour is interesting. Get tickets to go to the Pedestal/Crown before you get on the boat, as you can't buy them on Liberty Island.
  • US National Archives
    Celebrate the Fourth of July with Lady Liberty herself! As you take the ferry over from Battery Park, take a peek at this photo from 1984 when she went through some restoration. Read more
  • Esra P.
    Esra PRGAugust 27, 2014
    Just great to meet miss liberty... I've seen her a lot in my childhood cartoons. I was on the boat form the New Jersey side, best choice ever. New York boats where overloaded!
  • Ron P.
    Ron PetroAugust 28
    Plan to spend most of your day if you want to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Ferries to these islands are packed in high season so waiting to get on or off the boat takes 1/2 hour each.
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamMay 23, 2012
    She is gorgeous! Make a reservation so that you can go inside the monument. There will only be a LIMITED number of tickets available per day to go to the top.
  • Peter F.
    Peter FosterDecember 19, 2012
    Currently closed because of Hurricane Sandy damage - take the ferry tour - you get close and a lot better view. Try an Italian Sausage on Hero bread at the Battery Park before you set out...
  • Cheyenne S.
    So beautiful. There's so much to learn. Remember, if you want to take a tour in the crown, you have to reserve tickets months in advance.
  • The Weather Channel M.
    A top attraction for kids is the carefully restored Main Building's computerized Passenger Record, which lets visitors trace loved ones’ lineage as far back as 1892 (for free).
  • raymondweil
    raymondweilAugust 11, 2011
    The statue's official name "La Liberté Eclairant Le Monde"/"Liberty Enlightening the World" was given by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi and is a symbol of freedom. Independence is a State of Mind.
  • Eugene K.
    Eugene KovshilovskyAugust 31, 2013
    You can bring your own packages food, then have a picnic when you get there. I ordered a pizza near by and just brought it in a box.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BucklerJuly 26, 2015
    No need to get a boat onto the island, just get the Staten Island ferry past the statue. You still get a great view and great photos
  • Casper C.
    Casper CasperJuly 18, 2010
    Go Early!,lines get long after 11am-if the line looks like it is reaching the rental bike spot, u have 45mts!!!! Bring food prior, only junk there!!! Save $$$ avoid vendors!! The statue mimes r good!!
  • King R.
    King ReyesApril 21, 2015
    Noncrowded month to visit: mid april. Noncrowded time to visit: morning/before noon. Also they have tight security check here so wear something you can take off easily. 😁
    This is a must-hit for NYC first-timers. We recommend visiting the Statue of Liberty early in the day because if you board the ferry before 2:00pm, you’ll also be able to make a stop at Ellis Island. Read more
  • Leigh
    LeighSeptember 28, 2014
    Get the NY Pass for a free ride to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. And if you have time enjoy the Best of NY skyline cruise as well.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowakApril 28, 2010
    Fun facts - Her exterior is the width of 2 pennies - To raise money to build the base they sent the torch arm on a tour around the country - The interior was designed by Gustav Eiffel!
  • loran j.
    loran jonakOctober 17, 2015
    If you want to climb to the crown, get tickets at least 3 months early. For the pedestal only, one week in advance. Don't pay a scalper hundreds of $$$- plan in advance.
  • Hunter B.
    The statute was great. However waiting in line to get to the ferry was terrible, as we were packed into the ship like sardines and there were no tents to protect us from the heat. All in all it was 👌
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  • Ivar M.
    It's truly amazing to see this world famous statue. Though, do not forget yourself to the island or you might miss Ellis island at all.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WakimMarch 11, 2015
    In 1938, my family first came to America and sailed under her arms towards Ellis Island. We visited 75 years later to commemorate the event with a reunion here on Liberty & Ellis Islands. Great trip.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AltimoreApril 16, 2010
    Definitely get to battery Park to jump on the Ferry, first thing in the morning. Also, if you prepay for your ferry ride online, you will get to go through the express lane!
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 2, 2012
    Any of our Downtown Ferries have a great view of the Statue. Paulus Hook, Jersey City terminal is really close to the Statue! Snap a picture if your on our ferry!
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    SPIDER-MAN ON BWAYSeptember 9, 2011
    Just when you thought Lady Liberty was a sight to see, wait until you get a gander at Swiss Miss. This human Swiss army knife is looking sharp, and she’s been spotted wielding her blades of fury here!
  • Ricardo L.
    Book with time if u want to visit the crown!!! NY Pass only includes the visit to the statue
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesAugust 8, 2011
    A bird's eye view of the Statue of Liberty! She may not look as tall from above, but Lady Liberty stands 305 feet, 6 inches from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of her torch. Read more
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