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Statue of Liberty is also called as Liberty Statue and it is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island. The statue is located in New York Harbor, New York City, The United States. Liberty Statue is made with copper metal. This statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 1886. Statue has 93 meters height.

Statue Of Liberty​ History:

Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Edouard Rene de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples.

Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions. The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876 and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882. Liberty ​Statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island.

The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland. Liberty​ Statue was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by the Department of War; since 1933 it has been maintained by the National Park Service. Public access to the balcony surrounding the torch has been barred for safety reasons since 1916. Liberty ​Statue is situated in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island south of Ellis Island, which together comprise the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Both islands were ceded by New York to the federal government in 1800. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance. A total of 240 people per day are permitted to ascend: ten per group, three groups per hour. Climbers may bring only medication and cameras lockers are provided for other items and must undergo a second security screening.

Liberty Of Statue UNESCO World Heritage Site:

In 1984, the Statue of Liberty or Liberty​Statue was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO "Statement of Significance" describes the statue as a "masterpiece of the human spirit" that "endures as a highly potent symbol inspiring contemplation, debate and protest for ideals such as liberty, peace, human rights, and abolition of slavery, democracy and opportunity."

Liberty Of Statue :

Opening Hours:

Usually ferries start from mainland before the opening hours. In general, opening hours from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Some days the start time and end time may change to 30min. You please check once before you plan.

Food:

Liberty​ of Statue has two cafes, Liberty Crown Cafe and Ellis Cafe. You can have Burgers, French fries, Coke, and juices.

Liberty​ Statue Near Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton New York City
  • Hampton Inn
  • The Ritz Garlton New York
  • New York Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard by Marriott Jersey City Newport
  • Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
  • Holiday Inn Express New York City Wall Street
  • Comfort Inn Red Hook
  • The Westin Jersey City Newport
  • World Center Hotel

Places Around The Statue Of Liberty:

The following is just a short list of some of the amazing places near Liberty Island.

Battery Park:

Its beautiful waterfront and flower gardens make The Battery a lovely place to wander. For those who'd like a longer stroll, the park’s location at the southern tip of Manhattan makes it a classic starting point for walking tours through the city.

Staten Island Ferry:

The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last remaining vestiges of an entire ferry system in New York City that transported people between Manhattan and its future boroughs long before any bridges were built. The Staten Island Ferry is run by the City of New York for one pragmatic reason: To transport Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan. Yet, the 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it "One of the world's greatest (and shortest) water voyages." From the deck of the ferry you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Central Park Summer stage:

Central Park Summer Stage is an outdoor venue, located at Rumsey Playfield, which is right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park. The festival runs during the months of May through September, and offers approximately 30-35 free-of-charge performing events. All Summer Stage shows go on rain or shine and are only cancelled in the event of dangerous lightning during a performance.

Brooklyn Bridge And Park:

 Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views.

American Museum Of Natural History:

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

Subway Stations To Reach Statue Of Liberty:

  • Bowling green

  • South Ferry–Whitehall Street

  • Rector Street station

  • Chambers Street Station

  • Park Place Station

  • Fulton Street Subway Station

  • Battery Park

  • Delancey Subway Station

  • Wall St

  • Chambers St

  • Broad Street Station

Statue of Liberty

New York Airports:

  • Albany International Airport

  • Greater Binghamton International Airport

  • Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

  • Long Island MacArthur Airport

  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport

  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

  • John F Kennedy International Airport

  • LaGuardia Airport

  • Stewart International Airport

  • Niagara Falls International Airport

  • Plattsburgh International Airport

  • Greater Rochester International Airport

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport

  • Watertown International Airport

  • Westchester County Airport

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