Statue of Liberty


New York
United States
40° 41' 21.1092" N, 74° 2' 40.7544" W
General info: 

Yes, here is the most recognized statue in the world. The statue was a gift to the United States from the people of France, and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was shipped from France to New York in 350 pieces and put together in 4 months.

The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. The statue has become an icon of freedom of the United States. The seven rays of the crown represent the seven seas, and the seven continents of the world.
The colossal neoclassical sculpture is designed by French law professor Frédéric Bartholdi. Due to fundraising difficulties in USA and in France, Bartholdi completed both the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions. The arm was displayed in New York's Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882.
The statue is made of copper and steel and it is 46m (151ft) tall. From the foundation of pedestal (ground level) to tip of torch is 93m (305ft).

For public it is possible to access the pedestal of the statue and the crown. Signs on the island state that you should obtain Reserve Pedestal tickets 1 week in advance to guarantee that you will be able to enter the pedestal. Reserve with Crown ticket are very limited and should be reserved three or four months (up to one year) in advance. Visitors will enter the crown in groups of 10 under the direct supervision of a Park Service employee, with no more than 3 groups per hour. Public access to the balcony surrounding the torch has been barred for safety reasons since 1916.
Thousands of people visit the statue daily and wait times and lines greater than 90 minutes are commonplace when purchasing tickets and boarding ferries.

Getting there: 

The ferry to the Liberty Island leaves from Battery Park.
Nearest Subways: 4/5 to Bowling Green; N/R to Whitehall Street; 1 to South Ferry (you must be in the first 5 cars of the train to exit at South Ferry). Follow the signs to Castle Clinton to buy tickets for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.


Statue of Liberty Admission: Admission to Liberty State Park is free, but you must buy a ferry ticket to get there.
Statue Cruises Ferry Ticket Prices: Adults $13; Senior Citizens (62+) $10; Children (4-12) $5; Children 3 and under free. You can buy your tickets for the ferry online at . Ferry ticket included with the New York Pass - present New York Pass in Castle Clinton bookstore for ticket.
Statue of Liberty Opening Hours: Ferries to the island depart from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Liberty Island closes at 6 p.m. and the last ferry returns to Battery Park by 6:30 p.m.

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