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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, was a gift of friendship given to the US by the people of France in 1886 and greeted more than 12 million immigrants who were processed on Ellis Island from 1892-1954. Lady Liberty is dedicated to all who love liberty, freedom and democracy.
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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit
To get to the Liberty Island, you need to take a ferry ride from Battery Park at Manhattan, or Liberty State Park at Jersey City. Tickets can either be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the ferry departure points.
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History & Culture

History & Culture
The Liberty Island Museum is housed in the lobby of the Pedestal building. Its exhibits chronicle the 21-year journey of Lady Liberty from an idea of Edouard de Laboulaye to the statue designed by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi.
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FAQ

FAQ
I have my own boat. Can I dock at Liberty Island to visit? Can you go inside the torch as well? Why does the torch seem newer than the rest of the statue? What is there for kids to do on Liberty Island?
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