Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York

Liberty Island, New York City, New York 10004

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Please note that wait times to board ferries are often over 90 minutes. If you have a reservation to enter any level of the Monument, you are required to complete a secondary security screening on Liberty Island which entails an additional wait time of 20-30 minutes. Visitors with reservations MUST complete this process before 4:30 PM, no exceptions.


Address: Liberty Island, New York City, New York 10004

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Phone: 212-363-3200
URL: http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30 am - 6:15 pm. Closed Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Free. Ferry fee: $13 Adults (12+): $13; Children (4-11): $5; Children under 4: Free

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Lady Liberty...What a Day!

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Plan ahead and check Ferry schedules and tour times. Be sure to secure your Crown reservations in advance Plan lunch and snacks ahead of time as no food is allowed in Lady Liberty Be prepared for the screening process. Unapproved items can be stored and retrieved but take extra time. Have your children do some research prior to the trip. They will appreciate the historical aspect of the visit even more when armed with knowledge. Be creative with your photos. The Statue of Liberty Facebook Page allows uploads of your images.

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To get close-up photos of the Statue of Liberty's face and torch and impressive skyline photos, a separate high-powered zoom lens is needed for your digital camera. If you're not a fan of carrying extra photography luggage around with you all day, this is one location in NYC that makes it well worth it to do so. If you're planning to extend your visit to nearby Ellis Island, budget half a day for this excursion at the very least. Google Statue of Liberty Tours for tickets, or better yet, book a full landmark bus and boat tour on Grayline.com (free pickup at many hotels) that includes hop-on-hop-off double decker tour bus tickets as well as tickets to the top of the Empire State Building and other major attractions. If you only have a couple of days in the city and it's your family's first time visiting, Grayline.com offers the most economical, worry-free, and efficient way to pack as many famous landmarks into one trip as possible. This type of fast-paced escorted day tour is flexible, but is still better suited to older children who can withstand a great deal of walking and who are past the napping stage. In NYC, it can take a long time to get back to your hotel room regardless of what mode of transportation you use, so be aware of how far away you are if your child does need to nap during the day. You don't want to end up stuck on Liberty or Ellis Island with a screaming, overtired toddler and have it take you two hours or more to get back to your room.

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  • Visited: 2012-10-01
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Make sure you book tickets early and try to get an opportunity to climb all the way up to the top.

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Submitted by: Deborah M.

Brought the kids here this past Monday for a little history lesson. It was a great day to be outside, important when you are visiting the Big Apple in November.  I suggest you come early and spend as much time as you can. Even though it was Monday, there was a significant crowd. We noticed that ...

Submitted by: Patricia B.

My family and I were looking forward to seeing one of our country's most recognized landmarks, but unfortunately for use we picked one of the worst days to go. Let me tell you how this works... When we arrived at the Statue of Liberty, I guess I was expecting a tour of some sort or a book/pamphlet explaining which areas we can go into or pay extra to see and what not. But there was nothing, we were dropped off and sent free to walk around the premises. At first we were a little confused and kinda just stood there twiddling our thumbs until we came to the realization that, "oh I guess we're just suppose to walk around".. As we did, we were hit with a major down pour, every person's shoes, clothes & belongings...

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