"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.
There is no entrance fee, however, the only way to visit Liberty and Ellis Islands is via a ferry. Contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-LADYTIX (877-523-9849) or at statuecruises.com for ticket information, pricing, and to make a reservation.
Please note that entering the pedestal and museum or going to the crown require special tickets and even more advance planning.