Statue of Liberty

How to Visit & How to Get Access to the Crown

WHERE: New York Bay
OPENING HOURS: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
ACTIVITY: Sightseeing/City Exploration

The Statue of Liberty, the best remembered work by sculptor F. A. Bartholdi, the most famous piece of sculpture in America, and has become a symbol of Freedom and Democracy. The Statue stands on a pedestal of Stony Creek granite.

The Statue is located on a small island in the Harbor called Liberty Island, this statue stands 305 feet from ground and weights 225 Tons and her head is surrounded by a radiant crown.

Video -- The Crown - A Statue of Liberty Experience

This statue, which symbolizes liberty enlightening the world, is made of a steel skeleton covered with hammered copper sheets. The statue was designed by Bartholdi, while the steel internal structure was created by the famous Gustave Eiffel, the inventor of Paris's Eiffel Tower.

France donated the statue to the United States to celebrate the centennial of United States independence.

The Statue of Liberty represents a robed woman holding a torch symbolizing liberty in one hand, and a book showing the date of American Independence, July 4th 1776, in the other. As of July 4th 2009 it is be possible to reach the crown of the statue, walking up a spiral staircase, tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note that sometimes the waiting period is even months.

Statue of Liberty & Museum Hours

Every day from 9.30AM– 4PM - Closed: Christmas Day. For Admission you need to purchase the "Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket" to reach the Island. The admission to Pedestal Museum and the Crown are sold separately.

Tickets to The Statue of Liberty Ferry

There is only one authorized Ferry for the Liberty Island and Ellis Island, and you can buy tickets directly on official Web Site Liberty Cruises choosing from the following tickets:

Basic Ferry Ticket+ Ellis Island & Immigration Museum
Adult: $23.50 | 62+ Senior: $18 | Child 4-12: $12Kids (0-3): Ingresso gratuito
Ferry + Reserve with Pedestal Access & Immigration Museum
Adult: $23.50 | 62+ Senior: $18 | child 4-12: $12 Kids (0-3): Ingresso gratuito
Ferry + Reserve with Crown Ticket + Ellis Island & Immigration Museum
Adult: $26.50 | 62+ Senior: $21 | Child 4-12: $14

The best close-up views of the Statue of Liberty are from the sea or the air, so reserve now your cruise or Helicopter raid and enjoy incredible views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan Skyline. We offer Many different Cruises and Helicopter Tours.

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MAP - Where is located the Statue of Liberty + The Surroundings


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