Statue of Liberty, New York with view of Manhattan and the Hudson River
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Statue of Liberty, New York City

Published by Dianne Titos on February 8 2024

Symbol of Freedom and Democracy on Liberty Island.

Address: Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, United States

Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline
Lady Liberty offers stunning views of Manhattan.

💲 Adult entry from $27

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Concessions available on Liberty Island and the ferry

🚽 Public Restrooms available on Liberty Island

Where can I find Statue of Liberty?

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

It serves as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, and is accessible by ferry from Battery Park in New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

Why should I visit Statue of Liberty?

Visiting the Statue of Liberty offers an opportunity to explore American history as well as jaw-dropping views of New York City and its harbor.

It includes access to the statue's pedestal and museum, with an option to visit the crown!

What are the opening hours at Statue of Liberty?

General opening hours

Monday - 8.30am - 4pm

Tuesday - 8.30am - 4pm

Wednesday - 8.30am - 4pm

Thursday - 8.30am - 4pm

Friday - 8.30am - 4pm

Saturday - 8.30am - 4pm

Sunday - 8.30am - 4pm

Seasonal opening hours can vary.

Closures and holidays

Statue of Liberty is open every day except December 25.

Be sure to check for latest guidance on the official website.

Aerial view of Ellis Island
After you've viewed Statue of Liberty, then head to Ellis Island, it's well worth a visit.
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Where should I park when visiting Statue of Liberty?

Parking is available at Battery Park, New York, and Liberty State Park, New Jersey, but spaces are limited.

Public transportation to the ferry departure points is recommended.

Is Statue of Liberty accessible by public transportation?

The Statue of Liberty is accessible by subway (1 to South Ferry, 4/5 to Bowling Green, R to Whitehall Street) and several bus lines in New York City, as well as by PATH and light rail in New Jersey.

When is the best time to visit Statue of Liberty?

Booking tickets in advance is highly recommended, especially for pedestal and crown access, which are limited.

It's a hugely popular attraction, but early morning or late afternoon visits are less crowded.

What are the best things to see near Statue of Liberty?

There are plenty of great places close to Statue of Liberty to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, offering insights into the immigrant experience.
  • Ellis Island - A stop off after Statue of Liberty, this historic gateway offers interesting sites and opportunity to reflect.
  • Battery Park - The departure point in New York City, offering beautiful waterfront views, gardens, and memorials.
Exterior of Ellis Island Immigration Museum
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers great insight into immigrant history.
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Common questions about Statue of Liberty

The iconic and world-renowned Statue of Liberty is a must-visit, where you can expect awe-inspiring views and connection to American ideals. Keep reading to see what else to expect.

Is Statue of Liberty accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, State of Liberty, as well as ferry transportation, are wheelchair accessible.

❗ If you are heading higher, then crown access requires climbing a narrow staircase.

Is Statue of Liberty free to enter?

❌ No, there are fees for the ferry service and access to Statue of Liberty.

❗ The crown tickets often sell out months in advance, so early booking is recommended.

Is Statue of Liberty pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not allowed on the ferry or Liberty Island, except for service animals.

Is Statue of Liberty child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Statue of Liberty offers engaging experiences for children.

Is Statue of Liberty a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Statue of Liberty is open year-round except December 25.

Are refreshments available at Statue of Liberty?

✔️ Yes, there are dining options on Liberty Island and the ferries.

Are there restrooms at Statue of Liberty?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available on Liberty Island.

What else is useful to know before I visit Statue of Liberty

Security screening is similar to airport security and is required for all visitors.

The free National Park Service app provides tours and information about Liberty Island.

Tourist boat near the Statue of Liberty on a sunny day with some clouds
You will never tire of the views of iconic Statue of Liberty.
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Where to stay near Statue of Liberty

There are plenty of great hotel options in the Lower Manhattan to head back to after a memorable trip to Statue of Liberty.