Looming large at 305 feet (93 m), including the pedestal, the statue dominates Liberty Island. Together with neighboring Ellis Island, the monument is administered by the National Park Service.
Informative tours explore the construction and restoration of the monument. Inside the pedestal you can see the original torch and an explanatory exhibit before taking a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty on the 10th floor.
If you reserve well in advance, you can visit the actual crown - it's not for the fainthearted, however, as it involves climbing 354 steeply winding steps.
Review by Leonard K, May 2013
Doing what: Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial
If you are looking to do a New York City tour and see A LOT in a short time, this tour is a VERY good value! Our local tour guide was Jim, a life-long New Yorker who was extremely knowledgeable and fun. I would highly suggest this tour for anyone who wants to go to the top of the Empire State Builiding, see the USS Intrepid and Space Shuttle Enterprise, have a NY Water Taxi tour of the Hudson and Statue of Liberty, get a walking tour of lower Manhattan and Battery Park, and finish with time at the 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself 6-7 hours and bring your walking shoes!
Review by Jan T, May 2013
Doing what: NYC Freedom Tour by Land and Sea including 9/11 Memorial Tickets
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, friendly, and polite. This was my first time to NYC and this tour was a great way to see and learn about New York. The 9-11 Memorial was a place for all to see and the water taxi was fun and took us up to the Statue of Liberty to view. The walking part of the tour of Wall Street and area near the memorial was well worth the time.
Learned so much. Loved the trip. Thank you.
This was the best hour spent in NYC. To see the bridges, Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty was amazing. Next stop was Top of the Rock, also booked through Viator. Highly recommend Viator for booking tours.
Liberty Island is south-west off the tip of Manhattan in Upper New York Bay. To visit, catch a Statue Cruises ferry from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan; the ferry continues to Ellis Island. The closest subway stations for Battery Park are South Ferry or Bowling Green.