General Information

The Statue of Liberty - is located on a small island in the Upper New York Bay. It was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, representing Libertas, the goddess of Freedom, and was gifted to the United States from France on October 28, 1886.  Part of the excitement of visiting the statue is just realizing the sheer size of it. If it were a building, it would be 22 stories high! It measures 305 feet (and 1 inch) in height from ground level to the tip of the flames in the torch.And then you have to remember that this statue was made in France and had to be shipped over to the USA – in no fewer than 300 pieces packed into 214 crates that almost sank the ship it came on. There are two main sections to visit in the statue of liberty, the Pedestal and the Crown.

The pedestal – was built in the 1880s, was the largest concrete structure in the whole country, weighing 27,000 tons (that’s 54 million pounds). A total of 53 feet of the pedestal is actually below ground to give it a solid footing, and at the very bottom is… READ MORE.

The Crown – like the Pedestal, was made in such a way that you can actually go up inside of it. Once you’re there you are about 300 feet up in the air, about 22 stories up if you were in a building. There are 24 or 25 observation windows out of which you can enjoy stunning vistas of the New York Harbor and imagine ships of new immigrants coming to the US for the first time….READ MORE

Hotels – Before you arrive you need to decide where to stay. If you want to lodge in a nearby location to the Statue of Liberty, then staying in a hotel close to the ferries is your best bet. There are a number of Hotels that are located within minutes of the ferry locations. The best hotels options will be..READ MORE

Restaurants – All the walking on the island may get you hungry. Currently, the only place to eat on the island is the Crown Cafe. Here you can get a snack as well as a full meal. You will also find concession stands on the island as well as on the Ferry Boat. You can bring food with you as well, but just note that any bags you bring may be checked. If you are in the mood for a nice restaurant that has a fantastic view you must consider…READ MORE

Last Minute Deals – We have gathered all the current discounts, coupons, and new deals available for all the New York City area adventures, Hotels, & Restaurants. Please Check out the Deal Page often as new offers get updated daily…READ MORE

Must see/Must Do Tours – While you are in New York City, on a limited time,  you must put together a great itinerary so you don’t miss out on visiting some of the most Iconic places. We put together a list of the ‘Must Do/Must See’…READ MORE

History – The Statue of Liberty should be on your “bucket list” of things to do at least once in your lifetime, but we are sure that when you finally make the trip, you’ll want to do it again. There is something that is downright uplifting when you behold the statue up close and learn all about its historical development. The USA and France have not always had the friendliest of relations, but we do have France to thank for the idea of the Statue of Liberty as well as its…READ MORE

Directions, Maps, Fees – How often do you get to ride a ferry to see such a major attraction? It is all part of the adventure when you go to see Lady Liberty. And it is surprisingly affordable as well – be sure to visit our Fees & Reservations page to find out about that as well as the Operating Hours & Seasons page to find out when you can visit. It is easy to get to from either the lower tip of New York City’s Manhattan Island or from New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. Please see Directions and Maps for details on how to get there.

Fun Facts – You can find out all sorts of interesting tidbits about Lady Liberty by visiting our Fun Facts page. You might also be interested in seeing our listing of every movie we could find in which Lady Liberty has made an appearance – and there are LOTS of them, so be sure to check out our Lady Liberty in Movies page.

Overall, there are quite a bit of activities that you can enjoy at and around the Statue of liberty. The key to a “successful” trip is to plan your itinerary well in advance…READ MORE

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