7 Most Useful Travel Tips to visit STATUE OF LIBERTY, New York

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 :


  1. Visiting Hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  2. Ferry Charges to reach the island – $18.50 per adult
  3. 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).
  4. Be prepared for the following waiting times – 45 mins to 1 hour minimum (ticketing queue), 1 to 1.5 hours minimum (ferry boarding queue).
  5. Avoid trips on a cloudy day, else you won’t get to witness the beautiful skyline view of Manhattan from the island.
  6. Sunny days can be really hot and tiring, considering the super-long queues. So, DON’T forget your umbrellas and sunscreens.
  7. 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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Shwetank Gupta June 5, 2018 at 10:37 pm

I may visit this place next year!

Santwona Patnaik June 6, 2018 at 11:39 pm

Hope you have a great trip!

Jigyasa Singh June 19, 2018 at 12:33 am

Its on my mind since a long time and hopefully will visit soon.

Santwona Patnaik June 19, 2018 at 2:59 am

I bet you’ll enjoy every bit of your trip there!

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