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
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
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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  • Andres A
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain42 contributions
    In New York You cant miss
    In New York city you cant miss this land mark. The French gratitude a welcome marvel to Newyork city. Take a small boat ride and enjoy the tour. See the skyline from the hudson.
    Visited November 2022
    Written December 10, 2022
  • Deborah G
    Kent, Washington3 contributions
    NJ ferry to Ellis & Lady Liberty
    We took the ferry from Liberty Park in NJ. Our first stop was Ellis Island and, because we had the offered audio devices, we saw the building and grounds at our pace. We boarded another ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Since it was a beautifully clear yet cold day, we opted to view The Lady from the ferry and we had great vistas!
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2022
  • Winston
    Kocani, Republic of North Macedonia7 contributions
    A must-see for every visitor to the New York City area.
    If you're on a tight budget or have too many other things to see and do in the area, you might want to see the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, which is free of charge. However, for a more in-depth experience, buy the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry tickets from the official Statue City Cruises website. Besides the Statue, there is a museum, gift shop, and cafe on Liberty Island. You don't need to PAY for a tour because a self-guided audio tour (available in different languages) is available for no extra charge! The Statue of Liberty is definitely worth a visit once in your lifetime and whenever you're hosting a new visitor to NYC! <3
    Visited August 2022
    Written December 15, 2022
  • Philip N
    Bracknell, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Statue of experience
    Went from Battery park Manhattan side. Pre-booked the tickets handy, but ticket sales queues were not massive. Airport style security before being allowed on the ferry was and is of course necessary in the USA. Ferry trip was short with great views. Went up to the crown you need to be trim and fit as spiralling stair case is tight and a little claustrophobic. There are rest stages, 165 stairs? Once up views across the Hudson were great. Visit the museum well worth it at no extra charge. Hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island all included. Ellis island is an experience to see what the immigrants went through. Back on the ferry to Manhattan, great experience .
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 26, 2022
  • Hugo J
    Sao Pedro, SP72 contributions
    Must see attraction. Museum is also great.
    It starts with the ferry. The view of the Statue and getting closer give us the sense of greatness. The Statue is amazing. The Museum is a must see attraction. It shows how it was created, designed, constructed and carried out. On of the most important marks in town and so much history envolved allow us to have a great time. Snacks are good, restrooms clean. Worth a lot the visit.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written December 28, 2022
  • Irishtraveller24
    Dublin, Ireland84 contributions
    Be aware of the seagulls and you will enjoy your visit.
    On a visit to NYC this is one of those iconic sightseeing trips you have to do. But be aware of the queues, both getting on the boat in Battery Park and also on the islands. We were told that around Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Thank goodness it was cold but not raining. Otherwise it would have been depressing, As the queues are all in the open air. The island themselves are memorable in all respects but don’t eat any food in the open air as the seagulls are very aggressive. A poor lady was attacked as she tried to eat a sandwich!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written December 30, 2022
  • HappyFamily43082
    Westerville, Ohio380 contributions
    Statue Was Great, Ferry Not so Much
    Despite purchasing pedestal tickets weeks in advance, we still waited in very crowded spaces for 90 minutes to board the ferry. There were a few food carts taking advantage of the line that sold still frozen pretzels, but warm nuts. Prepare to take off coats, gloves, hats, belts to cram through security lines and then try to redress while being hoarded to the boat. You then board a rocking boat via crowded gangways while hoping to not pinch your toes or crack your ankles on the lurching gangway. The boat is very crowded, making it difficult to take pictures without cell phones and heads of other passengers obscuring your images. However, Liberty Island itself does not seem as crowded. There was a second security checkpoint to climb to the pedestal (in case you came across contraband on the boat?). Because so much time was spent waiting in line, we did not have time to visit Ellis Island after the Statue.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 1, 2023
  • Lovetravelling
    Sidcup, United Kingdom85 contributions
    Highlight of our trip
    We loved this trip. Always enjoy a boat trip but to be able to marvel at the statute itself on the island was wonderful. We purchased pedestal tickets and were so glad we did. The Crown tickets were not available so we couldn’t do that but I don’t think it mattered too much but would highly recommend the pedestal and you can get some superb pictures and see the statute from the inside too.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 2, 2023
  • Dan R
    Chicago, Illinois47 contributions
    A must see!
    Everything about this experience was awesome. I would highly recommend the pedestal access as it provides excellent views of the city. If you’re looking for crown access, it is available but usually books at least six months out so plan ahead. The ferry ride was easy and generally pretty affordable. The museum on Liberty Island is also pretty nice.
    Visited November 2022
    Written January 2, 2023
  • ClareNic77
    Hadlow, United Kingdom202 contributions
    Wonderful trip
    We booked to go over to Liberty and Ellis Islands while on a recent trip to NY. It was fabulous to see the statue so close up from the boat and to be able to walk around the island. It blew my mind to see something that I’d seen on TV and films for years. The museum was good and well worth a visit. The cafe was grubby and I wouldn’t go there again. Ellis Island was also very good, we learnt a lot. I had no idea of the numbers that passed through there. I’d definitely recommended the trip.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written January 5, 2023
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
National Harbor, MD2,231 contributions
Dec. 2023 • Couples
Ordered tickets in line. The lines looked overwhelming but everything moved quickly. Boat ride to the statue was quick. Skipped Elis island on the way back so all in all less than 3 hours. Worth it!
Written December 1, 2023
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stephens473
Nottingham, UK312 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
What can I say , an incredibly moving experience with so much history.
Really is quite an awesome landmark experience , something not to be missed , we went at night which was incredible with the stunning lighting.
Written November 30, 2023
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dwinstone1968
Bridgend County, UK71 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Was just OK, expected it to be so much more. It wasn’t terrible by anyone’s standards but I just felt underwhelmed when I saw it.
Written November 30, 2023
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,709 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Iconic. Necessary to see. Best seen from the water whether a ferry amor cruise ship. Too hard to see well from land in my opinion.
Written November 24, 2023
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MrFrankFrankie
Johor Bahru, Malaysia7 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Business
Went here with my boss as it is a must see in New York. The boat ride felt scammy and although the view of statue of liberty was magnificent and a must-see, there wasnt really a whole lot to do other than to take photos and listen to "New York" song on the boat ride.
Written November 24, 2023
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sfuhere
uk780 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
We got Pedestal tickets by booking around three weeks in advance, but Crown tickets had already sold out, even in November. So do book well ahead of you want to do that. Pedestal access gets you up closer and gives you great views and more of a feeling of having visited properly. However you can’t actually see the statue too well when you’re right beneath it.

The whole experience today has been great. It’s pretty well organised. The boats are okay, and the experience is second to none. It’s no accident that Lady Liberty is known the world over as a positive symbol of the US. How could anyone come to NY for the first time and not do this? Ellis Island is like an added bonus and well worth a look in its own right.

Just to mention, we spent a good five and a hours from leaving Battery Park to arriving back and we could have seen more. This is basically a whole day thing. We left at 11 - I think any later and you would struggle to see everything without feeling rushed. By 4pm, Ellis Island already felt like it was about to close.

The cost of $24 or so is more than reasonable. I think it’s great that they don’t try to capitalise on the statue’s popularity. It means it is accessible for everyone, even if they don’t have deep pockets. As far as I know, Crown and Pedestal access cost the same as a standard ticket. It’s first come, first served.

One final word - only Statue City Cruises visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island. If you buy your tickets from anyone else, you will not be getting off the boat and you’ll be seeing it from the water.
Written November 22, 2023
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Musa B
4 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
First off I gotta say the prices are fair, for NYC. The food quality is very good! Food was delicious, especially the beast burger! We sat outside with a great view of the statue of liberty and all the birds roaming around too! Lastly the place uses real dishes which for me makes the food that much better.
Written November 20, 2023
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floridanativedawn
11 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Purchased pedestal tickets. The overall experience was great but felt the climb to the pedestal was not worth it unless you want higher views of the water. I thought you can still get great city views at the edge of the water at ground level. Elevators were closed when we visited. Museum was great and seeing the lady in person was awesome.
Written November 19, 2023
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RCP
Krakow, Poland41 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
We went by cruise. We spent amazing time near to liberty. Expensive if you want to eat there. Recommend to visit once. !!!
Written November 18, 2023
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Kim S
2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
I decided to take the boat to see the Statue of Liberty. The statue was fine. But when I arrived, there were a lot of people. So I didn't take any photos. It wasn't the best experience of my visit.
Written November 15, 2023
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