Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
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  • Maureen H
    Jay, New York38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent visit to the island
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Liberty Island. The ferry was easy to navigate and we loved getting to see the statue from close up, even as it was raining when we arrived. We ate lunch outside at a table with an umbrella. We did not go up to the pedestal or crown as tickets were sold out, but we did enjoy the well-done museum. The video exhibit of visitor pictures was particularly entrancing as we saw all the countries people were from. The museum was a wonderful addition since I last visited in 1998.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Ccari01
    New Jersey1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for New York City
    You need a pre-booked ticket in planning for a visit to the Statue of Liberty.There were multiple websites with different options and varying prices.I went through the Statue of Liberty National Parks Service site and was forwarded to Statue City Cruises .There were 3 options-general admission, pedestal or crown access.General admission included a ferry ride, access to explore Ellis Island and Liberty Island.You can stay as long as you want until the last ferry .There was tight security for entering the statue for the pedestal or crown access.There were lockers to store all your belongings prior to entrance.No bags,food nor drinks.Rental was 25 cents per locker.There was a coin changer on site.Just bring quarters if you can. There were 196 steps to the top of the pedestal.Our small children did the steps with success! There was an elevator as an option which we used in going down.The pedestal was a little disappointing.It was a tight space .The best views and pictures were from the second level -the star level.We didn’t attempt the additional 162 steps to the crown with the young ones in tow.There was no back up elevator for the crown. It
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Katy
    Moray, United Kingdom474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    I had been looking forward to this since booking my holiday, it was a short ferry ride to Ellis island well worth the visit . Staff on the ferry very good with wheelchair users and disabled couldn’t fault them in any way . The Statue of Liberty is lovely. A must if your visiting. It’s all wheelchair accessible.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 July 2023
  • 123M
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best view is on the ferry
    Caught the ferry on the Jersey side. Recommend leaving early like as soon as they start shuttling which is at 9. You are able to bring your own water and lunch which I suggest or spend money on over priced items. It does get hot so dress and pack accordingly. Gets really crowded around noon so expect a lot of foot traffic. If you’re taking toddlers keep them close because kids do get separated from the family because it’s so busy. The best view is from the ferry. Ellis Island is neat to see iconic because of its history but not too much to see, unless you buy into the tours.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Kay S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful visit
    This part of the cruise is awesome. There wasn't to much wait time even if the line was long. It was a nice cruise. The statue is as awesome as I always imagined it would be. I wouldn't recommend visiting Ellis Island though. Especially if it's hot. It takes forever for them to get you off the island.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,135 contributions
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    Lovely Greeting in the Harbor
    We could see it clearly from our cruise ship in the harbor in Brooklyn. And during our visit we could see it from many other vantage points. I always love to gaze at the beauty of the sculpture and thank about its meaning.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Caoimhe
    Dublin, Ireland51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Panoramic views
    We did a boat tour of statements island and Statue of Liberty. Beautiful views of New York on the boat. We were here in march so it was extremely cold on the outside deck, if you’re going this time of year I’d recommend you wrap up well! Highly recommend doing this on your visit to New York
    Visited March 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Neha B
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    City cruises
    Plan ahead and book your trip. If you want to go to the crown, book it three months ahead. We went from the NJ side and had less crowds and lines. My only criticism is that they are not good signs to tell you where to go.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Muttaqi
    291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in New York
    Wonderful trip. Must see in New York. To avoid rush go from New Jersey side and save time. For inside top visit of monument take ticket well in advance online. 3 to 4 hours required if you see museums around.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 August 2023
  • SallyPembrokeshire
    Wales, United Kingdom135 contributions
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    Awesome Statue Of Liberty!
    Views from the top deck of the ferry approaching the Island were breathtaking. The morning queues weren't too bad going across to the Islands but there were huge queues trying to get back on the ferry in the extreme heat around midday. Lady Liberty is a truly stunning monument of sheer size and a must if visiting New York! We had tickets for the Pedestal Reserve and climbed the 200+ steps from the statue base to the top of pedestal (lifts available but horrendous queues!) Great views from the top overlooking the Island grounds and perfect photo opportunities. I tried to get tickets for Crown access but were fully booked months in advance so plan 6 months ahead if possible. There are gift shops and places to eat on the Island so you can spend hours admiring this amazing statue and exploring the beautiful clean and well maintained grounds.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
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shans
Aberystwyth, UK177 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
This trip is such good value for money . It includes Ellis island . We took the ticket to walk to the top of the crown . It was so exhilarating to be in the crown and look across to the city . We were all seniors so if we can do it anybody can . Steps to the crown were narrow and steep but they had little platforms you could step onto to rest if needed . Ellis island was interesting, it is always mention in books and films so it was exciting to see it . All in all a trip not to be missed .
Written 23 June 2024
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,931 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Couples
My wife and I were making our first visit to New York City during our wedding anniversary trip this past summer. Of course we had to go see the Statue of Liberty. It was interesting riding out in the boat and seeing it from different angles. Then arriving at the visitor center and walking over to the Statue itself, was a wonderful experience. It was a highlight that I will always remember. The Statue of Liberty is spectacular.
Written 18 June 2024
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keks b
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Oct 2023 • Friends
My visit to the Statue of Liberty was nothing short of spectacular. As a beacon of hope and freedom, the statue rises majestically above Liberty Island, offering an unforgettable sight to all who gaze upon her.

The journey began with a scenic ferry ride, filled with anticipation and excitement. Upon arrival, the statue’s impressive stature and symbolic presence took my breath away. The views from the grounds and pedestal were picturesque, providing a unique perspective of New York City’s skyline.

The museum offered a deep dive into the statue’s significance and the incredible craftsmanship that went into its creation. The exhibits were engaging and educational, highlighting the statue’s role as a symbol of democracy and its impact on millions of immigrants who arrived in America seeking a new life.
Written 17 June 2024
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I W
Leicestershire, UK290 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
If you can, book a ticket to go up to the Crown. It's worth it! We bought a ticket months in advance with ferry and plinth included for a 9.00 tour. It was May, so not peak season, but there were plenty of people, but the whole process ran smoothly but get there at least 30 mins early. The climb up and down is narrow and takes a bit of effort, but you can do it at your own pace. It's worth going over to the museum afterwards before catching the ferry back.
Written 16 June 2024
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asheemu
Brookings, SD70 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Family
If visiting NYC for the first time, I highly recommend seeing Lady Liberty. It is one of those sights everyone should see at least once. I recommend getting the crown or podium tickets in advance. Those ticket holders get some priority over general admission and those tickets are much money cost-wise.
We booked for first thing at 9am, which I’m glad we did for the day got pretty warm. We got in line for the ferry around 8:45am and recommend getting there earlier if possible.
Written 15 June 2024
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK561 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
The only way to Liberty Island is by using Statue City Cruises - we went via Battery park which had huge queues but can be shortened by buying tickets online to use the fast track lane - security screening was efficient and fast. The ferries are frequent and well marked on Liberty Island and Ellis Island and ticket price includes the Statue of Liberty Museum (and Ellis Island Immigration Museum). The walk around the Statue of Liberty is just lovely and iconic of New York.
Written 14 June 2024
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teknoge3k
Rocky Mount, VA1,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We did the early morning crown access pass to SOL and had an amazing experience. The museum is cool but climbing to the top of the SOL was simply amazing. It's narrow and tight but it can be done!
Written 11 June 2024
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Kelly R
New York City, NY0 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Statue of Liberty's ferry ride & views are breathtaking. Climbing to crown is strenuous but worth it for history buffs.
Written 9 June 2024
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Jemlnlx
Bronx, NY4,790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Great visit to the Statue of Liberty.

Access to the Island only available via Liberty Cruises from ports at Battery Park City in Manhattan, or Jersey City in New Jersey. Having visited from both ports, the Battery Park City port is much more busier. Lines to get through security can be upwards of an hour there due to the crowds. The Jersey City port has much less crowds and you can make it through security in about 5-10 minutes on most days.

Adult fare, which includes access to both Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island (Ellis Island Museum), is about $32. The fare is the same for general admission, pedestal access and crown access...it just depends on which ticket you want and what is available for the day you want to visit.

Once you arrive to Liberty Island, there is the cafe which sells a variety of items including pizza ($14), chicken fingers ($11), fries ($6) and burgers ($12). There are also a few pre-made sandwiches, candies ($5), chips, cookies and beverages ($4) for purchase. Outside, there is a smaller stand that sells ice cream ($6) (soft serve vanilla and chocolate) and lemonade ($6). There are lots of tables and seating in this outdoor area.

There is the small gift shop further up.

The museum is to the left as you want through the main plaza area. Lots of interesting exhibits in there...including the original torch. There is an open area on the second floor which offers some great views of the plaza and statue.

Those who have pedestal or crown tickets can make their way toward the statue base. There are lockers there ($ 0.25) where you can store your bags and other items. You can also park your strollers there. Be sure to look at their website to see the restricted items before going as you will have to go through a TSA-style screening before accessing the statue.

After passing through security, you end up in the main lobby where you can view a few museum-style exhibits on the second floor, proceed to the elevator to go up to the pedestal, or take the 192-step walk up to the pedestal.

The views at the pedestal are great although the outdoor space there is very tight. From there, you can continue onto the 162-step walk to the crown if you have those tickets. There is no elevator service to the crown.

On the way back you can stop off at some larger areas below the pedestal which offer some great views.

The space surrounding the statue offers some amazing views of the statue, New Jersey and Downtown Manhattan.

Overall we had a great visit to the Statue of Liberty. For for the modest price for ferry rides and access to both islands, I think this is a must for most. You can easily fill up an entire (if not most of a) day.
Written 6 June 2024
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drwatson32
Shawnee, OK1,146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We paid $65 to park in a valet lot near Battery and Third. Don't fall for all the sales pitches. People will stop you to sell you tickets along the way. Go directly to Castle Clinton to purchase legitimate ferry tickets. We had to go through security before boarding the ferry and again before entering the pedestal. Crown tickets must be reserved months in advance, but we had no trouble getting pedestal tickets on the day of our visit. We enjoyed the ranger talk, which lasted about 30 minutes. The highlight of the museum was getting to see the original torch and then mock ups of the face and foot.
Written 6 June 2024
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