Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

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Map / Directions 10Best Says

These two sights represent freedom for millions of people, and the Statue of Liberty, a 450,000 pound gift from the people of France, is a must-see for anyone visiting the Big Apple. Access to the...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily 8:30am-6:15pm
  • Labor Day - Memorial Day: Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $18; Senior (62+) $14; Child (4-12) $9; Child (0-3) Free

  • Sightseeing: "If you're not interested in paying the hefty fees, hop on the Staten Island Ferry. It's free and you'll still be able to sneak peeks at Lady Liberty."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The Statue of Liberty is one of New York's most recognizable icons.

  • Historic Sites: "Don't miss out on visiting the statue because it's only accessible by boat, set on a government-run island in the middle of New York Harbor; it's easy to work into your trip with some advance planning."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: On October 28, 1886, a million New Yorkers cheered the official dedication. Since then nine million immigrants passed through until 1954.

  • Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: You can actually get a good view of the Statue of Liberty right from Brooklyn's cruise port. Or you can go see it directly.

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