Close-up shot of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA
Close-up shot of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA

Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island, New York City, New York, 10004

The basics

Statue of Liberty tours start with a scenic ferry ride to the island, and many visitors get their first views of the statue from the water. Once you reach the island, can explore the grounds or head to the famed 10-story-high observation pedestal to see the original torch. From there, enjoy great views and photo ops of the New York City skyline and neighboring New Jersey. You can also secure tickets to the crown but be prepared to climb 354 steeply winding steps to the top.

Guided tours feature live narration and historical insight, while informative audio tours explore the construction and restoration of the monument. The monument is also a highlight on New York Harbor cruises, city helicopter tours, and waterfront walking tours.

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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour
Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour
$59.00 per adult
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Things to know before you go

  • Choose between three types of Statue of Liberty tickets: grounds only, pedestal access, or crown access. Book pedestal and crown tickets well in advance.

  • Purchase tickets for an early-access slot to beat the crowds.

  • Access to the Statue of Liberty museum is included with pedestal tickets.

  • While the observation deck is not wheelchair accessible, the information center, gift pavilion, bookstore, and exterior grounds are.

  • All visitors to the monument are subject to security screening.

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How to get there

Liberty Island is southwest of the tip of Manhattan in Upper New York Bay. Statue Cruises ferry service connects Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to Liberty and Ellis Islands. The closest subway stations for Battery Park are South Ferry and Bowling Green. Plenty of tours also include round-trip transportation.

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When to get there

Summertime crowds can be intense, so the earlier you arrive at Battery Park for the first few departing ferries, the better. Booking priority-access tickets in advance is a helpful way to maximize your time. The first ferry to Liberty Island typically departs in the morning and the last departs in mid-afternoon, with extended hours in the summer and around the holidays.

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Visiting nearby Ellis Island

Many visitors choose to combine a Statue of Liberty tour with a visit to nearby Ellis Island. Ferry tickets include access to both stops, and many guided tours offer a combination experience. Once at Ellis, visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum to learn about the history of immigration in the United States.

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Close-up shot of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA
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