Statue of Liberty

Monument / Landmark and Outdoor Sculpture
Liberty Island, New York
  • Ong Andrew 翁.
    "Lady Liberty - the superb scenic view & architecture of the statue"(19 Tips)
    Augustus Collection
    "Statue of Liberty is today a symbol of the strength of America"(13 Tips)
    "free ride to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island."(12 Tips)
    Dan C.
    "If you go to battery park to buy tickets after 3 pm it`s closed."(9 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • Hunter B.
    Hunter Bozzi2 weeks ago
    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 👌
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
    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
    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
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jun 12
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Summer O.
    Summer OleksyJuly 25, 2010
    Get tix ASAP; Only 250 people are allowed up into the crown each day. Do NOT buy a Flex Pass unless this is the only thing left; All tickets cost the same price. FREE tours are given by Park Rangers. Read more
  • 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.
  • B C.
    B ChuMay 20, 2013
    Can ride on Staten Island Ferry (which is free) to Staten Island (not to Ellis Island where the Statue is) to get a view (not exactly close though) of the Statue. Not much to see/do on Staten though
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    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!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCOctober 5, 2010
    The best way to get tickets is to order online. You may have to do so up to 60 days in advance. If you call the day of at 6:30 am there is a slim chance you could find cancelations.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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  • 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.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 5, 2011
    The official name of the Statue of Liberty is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”In order to get to the observation deck in the crown, you have to climb a 354-step (22 stories) spiral staircase.Lady
    MetroSeeker.comJuly 4, 2011
    When it was cleaned in the 1980's, our lady was washed with a method called sodablasting. Sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, was pressurised and blasted at the surface to remove dirt and grime.
  • 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.
  • 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. 😁
  • Flor A.
    Flor ArellanoSeptember 7, 2013
    If you want to go to the crown, make a reservation 3 months before coming. For the pedestal, two weeks before you come. Also, backpacks are not allowed inside the monument.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Byron G.
    Byron Geddes1 week ago
    WOW - it's a must do! Be sure to get the audio set or a state park ranger to show you around and give info! Best looking girl in NYC
  • Pawel S.
    Pawel SokolowskiDecember 30, 2014
    Its easy to snick into the ferry line as every other person is trying to cover tickets and ferry lines at the same time and it creates a mess in around place where tickets are checked.
  • Raquel V.
    Raquel VasconcelosSeptember 12, 2014
    I did imagine her to be bigger, but it's worth it! Take the very first boat to Liberty Island to avoid big lines. That way you can be done with both islands before noon.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WoodbridgeNovember 7, 2009
    not sure it is worth the money if you don't get a ticket to enter the statue -they sell out quickly and the only thing you can do without one is walk around the island.
  • Joe😎 P.
    Joe😎 PetersonJune 26, 2014
    Be sure to arrive early enough to enjoy the whole tour. The last boat from Liberty Island to Ellis Island is at 5:25 pm. (Schedule Subject to Change)
  • Bianca E.
    Bianca EvangelistaOctober 28, 2014
    If you're going by group, have someone to buy all your tickets while the rest are in line for the security; better yet get your tickets online to avoid the long queue.
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