Statue of Liberty - 1 of 7 wonders

About Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
Monument was designated as a National Monument in 1924.

In Which country and state is Monument

Liberty Island is part of Newyork even if it is nearer to New Jersey. Monument is federal property within the territory of the New York state.

When is Monument open or close for tourist

Liberty Island is open every day except December 25.
Sometimes due to Weather ferry to Island may be imapcted. You can check ferry status via Twitter feed if weather is not good.

Boat to Statue of Liberty Wonder Monument

The only way to reach to Liberty Island is by using the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Ferry system. Private vessels/ferry are not allowed to dock at Liberty and Ellis Islands.
Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty island. Ferries provide transportation to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. You should plan to visit both island.

From where to take Ferry to visit Monument

The ferry to monument leave from two locations in Newyork and in New Jersey:
Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City
Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Ticket is for Ferry. Ticket price is based on ferry location.

Ferry and Statue tickets

You only need to buy 1 ticket. 1 ticket provide access to both Liberty and Ellis Island.
Pedastal access is included. To go to Statue of Liberty crown - you need to buy seperate ticket.
Also note that there are limited number of tourist go to Crown. So Crown ticket run out on many days.
You should buy ticket 1 day in advance to ensure you can visit both crown.
There is seperate Ellis Hospital tour. You can get 1 more ticket to see Ellis hospital.


Jan 4 to March 18 First ferry to Island start at 9.30 AM. The last ferry that go to Island is at 3.30 PM.
While returning the last ferry from Island back is at 5 PM.

Mar 19 to May 27 First ferry to Island start at 8.30 AM. The last ferry that go to Island is at 3.30 PM.
While returning the last ferry from Island back is at 5 PM.

Start from Battery park, NY

Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, New York City.
If you are taking ferry from Battery park - use Public transport.

Liberty park, NJ

If you taking ferry from Liberty state park - you can drive and park easily.
There is some public transport option. But it is better to drive to Liberty island.

How much is Ferry wait time

During peak days and time - it can take upto 90 minutes to board a ferry.
There are big queues and every one has to go thru airport kind of security.


The Statue of Liberty's monument face was said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother, Charlotte. This colossal statuary follows design going back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

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