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Address: Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number:
+1 212-363-3200
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from...

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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Traveling out to the statue by ferry gave me just a slight taste of what it would have been like for my relatives that came to America via the New York Harbor, Liberty and Ellis... read more

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Los Osos, California
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Traveling out to the statue by ferry gave me just a slight taste of what it would have been like for my relatives that came to America via the New York Harbor, Liberty and Ellis Islands. The audio tour provided by the Park Service was well done and answered most questions anyone may have about the statue. The statue is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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Plan your visit in advance! We purchased a Citypass which included the ferry to Staten Island but not the pass to go inside. A pedestal tour allows you to go about half way up. If you want to go to the crown you will need to book 6 months in advance. We were told even if you go to the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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We booked this thru viator which ended up with walking tours of New York. We had Rob who was an amazing wealth of information. More than we could have read. More impressive on the outside than inside.

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We'd decided that we didn't want to stand on the base, or go inside, although those options are available if you want them. Instead, we took the city pass cruise around the bay. It docks at Liberty Island for the statue, and the view of the Statue as you come around the island is fantastic. We decided not to visit... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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It's has to be done but really takes a whole day out of your precious NYC time. Get a ferry to Staten Island and you will see it. Even with pre booked tickets the queue in May was long and tedious plus security like airport (which I don't have a problem with) Just be ready to lose a day and... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Took a shuttle boat to Ellis Island the again to the Statue of Liberty island. It was very chilly and windy, but we pressed on. A lot of walking is necessary. The visit is kind of short because of boat schedules. Best to check the open times ahead of time if you purchase special access tickets. Overall the visit was... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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went on the boat trip to the island and there she was in all her glory it was actually emotional for me as i never thought i would ever get to nyc i had a fantastic time and well worth a visit

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Probably the most iconic sites in New York City so we had to pay a visit. We booked a combo Cruise and tour package. Make sure you do the climb to the crown. Here you will be able to see all the nuts, bolts and workings by the creator Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.

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If you just want vies of liberty take the Statten Island ferry Ta completely FREE and you get amazing close up shots of Liberty. You have to disembark at Statten island but can get back on the next ferry if quick and if not it's not a long wait for the next and there are bars etc to pass the... More 

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Perfect place to see the skyline, even if you don't want to go inside,it is worth the trip. The grounds and information boards are lovely.

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