Almost gliding through hundreds of people on the dock, I somehow managed to click this beauty from the cruise on my way to the Liberty Island. It was a sunny Tuesday morning and I had never imagined that there would be so many visitors to this place on a tourist off-season and working day. This clearly explains the world-class charm that this monument still maintains!
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, USA. The copper statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, as a token of independence. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
It depicts a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. This statue became an icon of freedom and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
This monument is marked as –
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- U.S. National Monument
- U.S. National Register of Historic Places
- New Jersey Register of Historic Places
- New York City Landmark
Here’s the list of most useful travel facts, to keep in mind, for your visit to the Statue of Liberty in New York :
7 MOST USEFUL TRAVEL TIPS for STATUE OF LIBERTY visit
- Visiting Hours – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- Ferry Charges to reach the island – $18.50 per adult
- Sailing time – 15 mins to each island, with a total travel time of 1.5 hours approx (if you opt for ride only and don’t get down the boat in the islands).
- Be prepared for the following waiting times – 45 mins to 1 hour minimum (ticketing queue), 1 to 1.5 hours minimum (ferry boarding queue).
- Avoid trips on a cloudy day, else you won’t get to witness the beautiful skyline view of Manhattan from the island.
- Sunny days can be really hot and tiring, considering the super-long queues. So, DON’T forget your umbrellas and sunscreens.
- Security checks are really strict, almost on the lines of international airports. So, try to carry minimal baggage to the island.
Keep these handy facts in mind, and have a great trip to the magnificent Statue of Liberty in New York. Keep following Wander Bird, for latest updates on USA travel. Signing off!
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