Sharing my experiences with you !!!

Visiting Statue of liberty

  • Ticket :21$ 
  • Buy Tickets on : https://www.statuecruises.com/#/
  • Duration : 3-4 hours

If you are New York,how do you not see the Lady Liberty???Statue of liberty is located on Liberty Island which lies in between New York & New Jersey.You can depart both from New York & New Jersey.Keep in mind that tickets for the pedestal can be bought last minute, however if you want to go up to the crown make sure to reserve your tickets as early as possible, in some cases MONTHS. I reserved my tickets 45days prior to my arrival date,i bought them on Statuecruises.com and was 21$ per person.

The ticket includes :

  1.  Round trip Ferry service
  2. Ellis island immigration Museum
  3. statue of liberty grounds
  4. Audio tour
  5. Access to statue of liberty Pedestal & Museum
  6. Access to statue of liberty Crown

Upon arrival to the battery park,volunteers guided us to the cruises with lots & lots of security points, so better travel light.They have small lockers for rentals $2 for 2hours(cash only).After the security check up we waited for the ferry ,the wait time was around 20 minutes (@9.30am) from New York side & the ferry was full with crowd . You can board from New Jersey side If you want to avoid the wait time & crowd on your ferry.

The ride was cool,but then I saw her in the distance.  Ferry takes us to Liberty Island so we can see her close up.  Ride across the bay was scenic.The ride was short & quick.

Once on the island I observed the lovely New York skyline and the back of the lady.  Standing beneath her you truly sense how tall she is.This is the ultimate stop for photos of the Manhattan skyline and the statue herself.


The Statue of Liberty Pedestal has a museum inside where the models of liberty,its history and the original torch is displayed.

once at the top of pedestal,there is an observation deck as well

From there we went up to the crown, There are 162 narrow and tight steps from the top of the pedestal to the crown. There is no elevator access from the top of the pedestal to the crown platform (from the Statue’s feet to the Statue’s head).Once you are up,The view from the crown is breath-taking.


I would highly recommend to visit this place If you are visiting NYC,  it is a must to visit Lady Liberty!

Come early in the morning if you want to avoid longggg lines.




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30 replies

  1. I lived in New York and only visited the Statue of Liberty once. I regret not going more often!

  2. I’ve always wanted to see New York, and the Statue of Liberty is high on my list of must-see sites! I love your photo from the bottom of the stairs!

  3. I am embarrassed to say that I am a New Yorker who has never been to Ellis Island. Why do we neglect our own backyards?

  4. This is AMAZING! I would love to climb all the way to the top one day!

  5. Your pictures are Gorgeous! Ugh I have always wanted to travel and New York has been number 1 for me.

    Nikki O.

  6. You really cannot miss this when you’re in NYC. I think this post makes a great guide!

  7. You cannot be in NYC and miss this. I think this post is an awesome guide for people who want to see the Statue of Liberty. It’s important to reserve these days unlike before when you can just go any time.

  8. This is so cool! I’ve always wanted to see the Statue of Liberty! I’ve never been to NYC and I’m sure your visit won’t be complete without seeing this up close. Thanks for the details on how and when to visit!

  9. Always love your posts!
    I’m italian and I need some advices about places to visit in other countries!

  10. Definitely a great tour that you don;t want to miss if you are in the Big Apple. I love Ellis Island.

  11. The Statue of Liberty has intrigued me since I was a child, though I’ve never been there. How wonderful to see a few of these precious sights from someone who actually has! Thank you for sharing the information, the photos and the story that went along with this adventure!

  12. I can’t wait to visit the statue of liberty! It is like one of the first sights I ever really thought about visiting. I am not really sure why we haven’t made it yet.

  13. Oh cool, hadn’t had the chance to visit it last time when I was in NY but will definitely do it next time. Lovely photos 🙂

  14. I have always wanted to go! Last time I was in NY was just over in Upstate. Definitely on my bucketlist

  15. This looks like so much fun! My husband and I have never been to New York (together or separately!) and it’s definitely on our list of places to see in the next 10 years. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is awesome! I was in NYC last year, but didn’t get to visit. Great photos! It sure looks like you had a great time 🙂

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  17. I would love to visit New York once . Statue of Liberty is a must visit. Thanks for the details.


  18. I did this when I visited years ago. I was so glad I bought my ticket online!

  19. The statue of Liberty looks majestic! Loved your photographs and reading about your experience 🙂

  20. I was born and raised in New York and never went to the Statue of Liberty while I was there when I go back home to visit now I act like a tourist and visit all of the local attractions.

  21. We took a farry and went to see the Statue of Liberty 2 years ago when we have visited New York. This is such a nice post and I love all the pics!

  22. I was out there once in the eighth grade. Unfortunately the rest of the tour group I was with wasn’t able to make the ferry and so they didn’t allow us to get off the boat. Was sad not to be able to go inside. :/

  23. Definitely a MUST if you are in New York. Such an amazing sight to see with so much history intertwined. I couldn’t make it the first time I went and regretted it. Every time I’m in New York it’s one of the first things we do. Never get’s old.

  24. Thank you for this post! I’ve always wondered the cost and all the info that comes along with it. The statue of liberty is for sure on my bucket list.

  25. I got to do this. In high-school I went with school and my mom. She walked to the top with me …she had Rheumatoid Arthritis so this was a big deal.

  26. I have done this cruise and it’s a great way to see the statue of liberty and take some lovely pictures. Worth the price

  27. I went to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on my first trip to NYC in 2015. I had an amazing experience!

  28. this definitely look like an amazing experience. You took some amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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