Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


Statue of Liberty 


The Statue of Liberty is not only a famous landmark and leading attraction in New York City but also a recognizable symbol of liberty across the world. Situated on Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty opened in 1886 and was constructed as a gift from the people of France to the United States. From the foundation to the top, the height of the Statue of Liberty is 306 feet (93 meters) but the statue itself stands at 112 feet (34 meters).

Statue of Liberty, New York City
Statue of Liberty by Kamel15

There is a museum on the second floor of the pedestal situated below the Statue of Liberty. The museum has exhibits tracing the statue's history from fundraising in France, design, construction, and eventual opening on Liberty Island. The museum also describes the significance of the statue in American history and culture. Exhibits include historical artifacts, replicas, drawings, photographs, and videos.

Liberty Island, New York City
Aerial view of Liberty Island by National Park Service

Liberty Island is opened to visitors throughout the year except on Christmas. There are regular ferry services departing from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to Liberty Island. Round-trip ferry tickets are available at the Castle Clinton National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Expect long lines of visitors waiting to board the ferries especially in June-September, on weekends and public holidays.

Location: Liberty Island

Website: National Park Service

Website: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
Tel: 212-561-4500 


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