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Statue of Liberty

4.6/52,210 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004
Phone: +1-212-3633200

About Statue of Liberty

Set on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is arguably the symbol of New York City. Originally a gift from France to commemorate the centenary of US independence, it stood as a beacon welcoming generations of immigrants into the United States when nearby Ellis Island was the nation's primary port of entry. Reproduced countless times around the world in struggles for liberty and justice, the Statue of Liberty is a potent reminder of the power of ideas and the foundational myths in US history. Visitors can tour Liberty Island and ascend into the statue provided it is not closed for security or repair. Many people enjoy the free trip on the Staten Island Ferry, which passes near Liberty Island and allows one to imagine what it must have been like sailing into New York Harbor for the first time.
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Getting Around

By subway: Take Line 1 to get off at South Ferry Station, then walk to Battery Park and take the Staten Island ferry to Liberty Island.
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Helpful Information

The Statue of Liberty is a popular attraction in New York City. Tourists with the intention of going to Liberty Island are encouraged to book ferry tickets well in advance. In case of bad weather, the Statue of Liberty may be closed and the ferries may be cancelled, check the weather forecast in advance to your visit to avoid delays. When visiting the Statue of Liberty you can get an electronic commemorative certificate. There is a visitor center on Liberty Island which is where you register for your certificates and get tickets for the museum.
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The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York and the greater United States. This exquisite bronze goddess holding the freedom torch was a gift from France to the United States to commemorate 100 years of independence. The statue stands high above the water on Liberty Island. Tourists can buy tickets to go to the island and enjoy lady liberty, and the liberty museum.
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