The Statue of Liberty is one of America’s most famous symbols of freedom and welcomes visitors from around the world.  Start your journey to Lady Liberty by picking up your tickets in Battery Park. The Statue of Liberty Ferry is the same ferry that stops at Ellis Island. After a 15-minute ferry ride, you will reach Liberty Island, where you can view the 225-ton, 150-foot monument up close. Inside, view her original torch (replaced during renovations at the statue’s centennial in 1986) and exhibits detailing the building of Lady Liberty and showcasing life-size castings of her face and foot. The promenade, colonnade and top level of the pedestal offer amazing views of the harbor. For those ambitious enough to climb to the crown, you’ll have 364 steps to the top!

During warmer months, relax at Liberty Island’s own outdoor café or find a shady spot for a picnic before embarking on to Ellis Island or taking the ferry ride home.
Please note that the statue and pedestal still remain closed (as of this writing) following the events of September 11, 2001. Call before visiting. The Statue of Liberty (212) 363-3200. Ferry Information: (212) 269-5755 – ferry departs every 45 minutes from Gangway 4 or 5 in Battery Park, at the southern tip of downtown Manhattan. Ferry information: (212) 269-5755.