Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
4.5
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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  • Raymond Abeltun
    Trondheim, Norway443 contributions
    Must DO when visiting NY
    One of the MUST DO things when visiting New York. Have been to NY many many times over the years, but have never actually been to Liberty Island. I was suprised at how great an experience it actually was. Statue in itself is cool to see up close, but dont underestimate the sweeping views of the city from Liberty Island
    Visited July 2022
    Written March 7, 2023
  • tidzy1979
    Burntwood, United Kingdom60 contributions
    A Must to do while in New York
    A Must to see while in NYC. Bit of a cattle market getting on and off the ferry but just keep smiling is my advice. A few bits to do while on the island and the food was half decent as well. Nice few of the city itself while on the island too.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • Janette C
    7 contributions
    Tick on the bucket list
    Well worth paying a little bit extra to climb up the inside of the statue to the crown, though not for those with any type of mobility issues. Buy your tickets through Statue City Cruises, very reasonable and the only ones who can give you access to the crown. Once on the island you can stay as long as you want, also take you to Ellis island.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 10, 2023
  • veteran_vacationer
    Elgin, Illinois16 contributions
    A Great Day Trip
    We booked the visit a month in advance and were fortunate to get tickets that allowed us to climb up to the crown. Everything about the visit was better than expected. The ferry company does a nice job of transporting large groups of people. The statue itself is more impressive the closer you get. The climb to the crown is arduous, but satisfying. The view isn't great from up there, the pedestal view is fine, but you get a great feel for the construction of the statue. The museum does a nice job of explaining the history of the statue. We ate at Ellis Island and the food was better than average.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 15, 2023
  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, Mississippi308 contributions
    We love the Statue of Liberty
    We loved visiting the Statue. It's something that was on our bucket list for a long time. My son and I got to visit and definitely enjoyed seeing it. If you're planning your trip, do not wait to book your tickets. If you book long enough ahead you can get tickets to the top. we got pedestal tickets and very much enjoyed it.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Mark L
    Evans, Georgia486 contributions
    An American icon. You got to see it
    Take the City Cruises to the Statue from battery park. Efficient and easy. The park itself is a national park. Sign up early to get a crown visit or at least a pedestal one if not all you can do is walk the grounds. Really great to see and lots of views of the city. You got to do it
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Bhabishya Bhatt
    5 contributions
    One of the most known symbols in the US
    One of the most known symbols in the US. If you can try to go & see the statue close. Be ready to wait a lot but it will be worth it! Many people want to see it, so you cannot expect it to be empty. Worth the wait time to see the final thing.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 28, 2023
  • HCM
    Lillestrom, Norway548 contributions
    A must-see
    Compulsory to go here first time in New York. The process to buy tickets was effective. Hardly any lines and waiting time in March. The trip from Manhattan to the Island was ok, a bit windy this time of the year. Due to maintenance, the statue and sole was closed for admission. Great museum!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 31, 2023
  • Brian S
    Sumter, South Carolina71 contributions
    Once in a lifetime experience
    Went here when we visited family in New York. I've lived in South Carolina now for several Years but grew up in New York where I lived for 18 years. In that time I never went to the Statute of Liberty. My first time was with my wife an family. The Line for Tickets was crazy long but the ferry line was just inane. Once we got on the island it was worth it. We got to walk around and explore at our pace and do the things we wanted. We were unable to get torch passes because they were sold out. Just seeing the island was a once in a lifetime experience.
    Visited May 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,036 contributions
    Symbol of freedom and liberty
    The Statue of Liberty was a gift of the people of France to the United States. It symbolizes freedom and the pursuit of liberty as embodied in the US Constitution. The Statue of Liberty is in neo-classical style. It was unveiled in 1886. Lady Liberty is surprisingly tall, she is not far from Ellis Island, ion Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Lady Liberty is a symbol of America; she was the first thing that many impoverished newcomers saw when they arrived in New York. The Statue of Liberty has been classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 2, 2023
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Oscar C
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Be careful.
Once you get outside metro station you ll be surrounded by afro descendent dudes principally ‘selling you’ tickets.
They will follow you trying to sell and harassing all the way, insisting they are ‘official and authorized agents”.
You just go to the main entrance and pay normally.
Don’t disrespect them but if they ask you about your tickets you better say you already bought it online. Some of these good men will ask you to show them your tickets. In that case, ignore them. They re mostly kinda scammers, unfortunately not easy to recognize them.
Pay the entrance following the directions written and get the main gate. It s only 25 bucks.
Written February 23, 2024
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Mark A
Bulkington, UK39 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This will be one of those attractions that you can see and you know, but might not consider, like me, do you really need to visit. If you get the chance do.
we really enjoyed the trip over and it was great to look back at New York from the ferry. Get there early to book on, and unlike us who were too late in the day to get advantage of Ellis Island, I would plan time to that.
Great walk around and spending time viewing.
Big shout out for the gift shop, the best that I saw in New York, as a retailer it was great to see a story behind the range, well put together and great displays. Some of the best value in gifts as well, and this was the only gift shop that we made a purchase from. Staff service was not great and I think if interaction had been stronger and they told the stories behind the designs and the merchandise conversion may have been stronger. Nice cafe and range.
Written February 16, 2024
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Claire
London, UK11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Having been to NYC 3x, and not getting to see this iconic statue for various reasons, I was glad to finally visit. We caught the ferry over, only 20 mins, and then we spent an hour on the island, seeing everything up close. We were lucky it was bright sunny (but cold) February day so we had great views on the financial district also (sit at the back of the ferry for breathtaking views).
There is a museum, gift shop & cafe on the island too.
Written February 15, 2024
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Alice Clarke
Wisbech, UK22 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
This was an absolutely bucket list activity and it took my breath away! The walk up was absolutely horrible, it was so hot even though it was mid December, up hundreds of spiral stairs which were tiny, but I mean there’s not a lot you can do as it is inside the Statue of Liberty!! The end result was fantastic. Getting to see the city from further away was amazing! To be inside the actual thing is crazy but we did it and I would do it again.
Written February 11, 2024
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Line P
8 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
overrated, and boring. one of these things that look nice on film but the total opposite in real life. very sad actually.
Written February 9, 2024
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alfiethedog
united kingdom15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Great weekend in New York so many sights to see and feel like we achieved the majority from Times Square, Irish bars, Statue of Liberty, 911 memorial, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Katz Diner, Empire State building, Central Park, Gospel church service, The Highline, Grand Central, Brooklyn Diner and copious amounts of beer.......
Written January 31, 2024
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AjHDr0p
Dedham, MA26 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Booked through CityExperiences, it was easy navigating to Battery Park and getting on the ferry. A quick cruise to Liberty Island (10-15min), we had plenty of time to explore (recommend purchasing the add on to go up to the crown, although be aware the it's a tight spiral staircase up to the crown and back down). We couldn't find where to get the audio tour so that was a bummer, but still had a great time exploring the island itself, Statue, and museum. We grabbed the ferry again to Ellis Island (found the audio tour option this time), and walked around a bit. The audio tour offered some great perspective and what it was like to come into port for the first time and what "island life" was like. The full experience (from stepping on the ferry to go to the Statue to stepping off of it coming back from Ellis island was roughly 3.5-4 hours). Really great experience overall and happy we did it
Written January 30, 2024
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN2,315 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is something I've always wanted to visit and never go around to doing despite growing up in the Northeast. We were able to get tickets to the crown on a trip to the city in June and it was an amazing experience! The ferry over from Battery Park was easy to get to and quick and you get great views of the statue from the ferry. We loved going through the museum exhibits in the pedestal and learning more about its construction and it was really, really fun to see the statue from the perspective of the pedestal (and to see Lower Manhattan). Going up to the crown involves climbing up stairs through the inside of the statue and it's surreal to see the steel structure that holds up Lady Liberty. The view from the crown is very brief (and that was a good thing since it was summer and hot as hell up there), but it's a breathtaking view and one that I will never forget. There's a large Statue of Liberty museum on the other side of Liberty Island as well and there's lot of information in those exhibits. It's absolutely amazing monument to visit and one that I hope everyone gets to see in their lifetime.
Written January 26, 2024
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reneej89
Honolulu15 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
They were so kind to this bumbling tourist. Much appreciated good service. Thank you again ……………………
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Written January 26, 2024
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Louise B
Scunthorpe33 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The landmark itself was fantastic. Especially enjoyed the Ellis island museum which was far bigger than we anticipated and we could have spent a much longer time there! Only criticism is the staff in the cafe at the Statue of Liberty. Rude doesn’t cover it. I was served by an arrogant boy who when asked the simple question ‘do we order drinks here’ answered with a disgraceful attitude you would expect from a petulant teenager. What a terrible representative for such a lovely landmark. Still seething from this interaction, we went to pay for the drinks and the girl on the till was singing to her music on her phone with her headphones in. Didn’t even pause her performance to make eye contact or speak. Not at all what we expected from a popular, world known landmark. What a shame!
Written January 25, 2024
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