"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.
My wife wanted to be in the crown of the Statue of Liberty on her birthday. We decided to walk up the entire way. We were told that it was the equivalent of a 20 story building. It was well worth the extra effort to walk the entire thing. If you are going to do a crown tour, you need to book well in advance. You cannot buy crown tickets at the check in point. There is a reason that you are not permitted to bring bags and backpacks, and are limited to one camera per person. The spiral staircase going up to the crown is extremely tight and the steps are taller than normal. It's a really tight spiral! It is an amazing journey that you will not forget. When you reach the top you will be rewarded with an amazing view, and an amazing experience knowing that you are at the top of the Statue of Liberty! We went in February, and the outside temperature was 25°F. The temperature inside the crown was 70°F! I asked one of the attendants how hot it gets in summer and she said she has seen it reach 110°F! Therefore, I highly recommend doing this in the winter time. As an added bonus, crowds should be slightly smaller when it's freezing outside. :-)
This is an absolute must-see if touring NY. Plan ahead and purchase tickets we'll in advance. If you can get a ticket, crown access is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our family went in January which is an excellent time to go as far as the crowds go. The US Park Service and staff do an excellent job keeping the grounds pristine with a friendly and helpful attitude. They take pride in their work and it shows. If you have crown or pedestal access then bring a few single dollars to rent a locker for your bag. They won't let you bring any backpacks, purses, or other items of that sort into the secured areas.
The symbol of our nation. Amazing experience. If you want to go up in the crown - book six months in advance AT LEAST. It's booked out until June the last I checked. Also, prepare to CLIMB. Lots and lots and lots of steps. People in front of you get tired and walk slow. Bring water, prepare to spend some time.
A great experience which is best undertaken earlier in the day as it can get crowded. Book your crown and pedestal tickets online. You will need to be quite fit for the crown as it is climbing all the way. You get a great experience without the pedestal nor crown visit. Just walk around the island and you will enjoy your visit. Don't forget to look out to the rest of the city from here. Skip the audio tour as it is not too easy to use.
Lady Liberty is one gal you don't want to miss! Her dignity, her consistency, her love of freedom, and the way she always hold the touch to light way is inspiring and shows complete dedication. The exhibit inside shows the progress of her growth and the intricacies of her structure. There are a lot of stairs to climb, but the view from the pedestal is amazing! For those that can not do stairs they do have an elevator.