About the Statue of Liberty
While in the Big Apple, you must visit the most iconic national monument in American history, the Statue of Liberty. As a symbol of freedom and democracy, Lady Liberty was a gift of friendship from the French in 1886. Start your historical journey on a ferry out of Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. If you are adventurous enough to climb up the double spiral staircase (377 steps) to explore her pedestal and copper crown, our staff advises buying tickets several months in advance. Since this is an exceptionally admired attraction with a limited amount of daily tickets, learn more about visiting the Statue of Liberty at http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.