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A symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty stands in the New York Harbor, welcoming newcomers to the United States. In 1984, the Statue of Liberty was added to the…

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A symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty stands in the New York Harbor, welcoming newcomers to the United States. In 1984, the Statue of Liberty was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Given to the United States as a gift from France, the statue was designed by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated in 1886. The idea of creating the statue was given by Edouard de Laboulaye, a prominent political thinker, who later became known as the ‘Father of the Statue of Liberty’. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer and poetess Emma Lazarus helped to raise funds for the construction of the pedestal.

The statue’s outer layer is made of 3/32 inches thick copper. The inner structure is made using cast iron and stainless steel. It was transported using the French vessel named “Isere”. The ship carrying 300 copper pieces safely packed in 214 crates appeared to sink in the turbulent seas. But, it reached its destination on June 17, 1885. The statue turned green due to the natural weathering of copper. A greenish layer called patina has appeared on the statue as the result of the oxidization of copper.

The statue’s sturdy framework made it stand against the Hurricane Sandy that hit New York on October 29, 2012. It did not suffer any damage, but the elevator to the second floor stopped working. The National Park Service (NPS) is performing restoration works.

There are three Statues of Liberty in the world. The first one is located in the city of New York, the United States of America. The second statue is in the Garden of Luxembourg, Paris and the third is in the Swan Island, France.

The Statue of Liberty is maintained by the National Parks Service, and visitors can make reservations to voyage up into the statue to the crown observation deck. The platform in the crown can hold 10 people at a time. You need to climb 377 steps to reach the crown platform. The only place for crown reservations is Statue Cruises. The National Park Service has laid down certain rules and regulations to be followed by the crown tours. The visitors are just allowed to take one camera, leaving everything else in the locker room. The crown visitors must be physically and mentally fit for the tour.

The NPS also conducts several activities at the Statue of Liberty. A one-hour Junior Ranger Program is conducted for children of 7 to 12 years of age. The program is aimed at teaching the children the importance of the Statue of Liberty and why it is necessary to protect and preserve this monument. Visits to the pedestal, crown, and the museum are also conducted by the NPS.

The statue looks enigmatic at night due to the gleaming lights falling on it. Board on any of the dinner cruises available for a nocturnal journey of the calm sea and to enjoy enticing views of the monument.

There are many replicas of the statue. The prominent ones are in Jardin du Luxembourg, Ukraine, Japan, and Las Vegas.

The nearby places to visit during your tour to the Statue of Liberty are Empire State Building, Central Park, and Brooklyn Bridge.

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What does the Statue Of Liberty represent?

The sculpture is designed in the neoclassical style, and represents the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas. Lady Liberty, as she is often called, holds a lit torch and a tablet, called the tabula ansata, on which is written July 4, 1776 – the date of US independence. The torch of the statue symbolizes enlightenment. A broken chain sits around the base of her feet, symbolizing breaking free. The statue also acts as a welcoming signal for immigrants arriving from all over the world.

Statue Of Liberty Address

New York, NY 10004, USA


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Location map of Statue of Liberty National Monument

Statue of Liberty Location


 Statue of Liberty Facts

  • The architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc constructed the support base for the statue.
  • On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was finally unveiled to the public.
  • The statue stands at a height of 151 feet, 1 inch (46 meters).
  • The total weight of the statue is 450,000 pounds.
  • The crown of the statue has twenty-five windows that offer a wonderful view of the sea.
  • Auguste Bartholdi’s sketch of the statue made in the year 1880 showed it as a lighthouse.
  • The seven spikes of the statue symbolize seven continents.

Where is Statue of Liberty?

The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Visitors to the monument must take the ferry service from Liberty State Park in Jersey City or Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. The trip includes a stop at Ellis Island (which is part of the same National Monument) for those who choose to visit both attractions in the same day. The Liberty International Airport is located at a 16-minute drive from the Statue of Liberty.

Address: Liberty Island, New York City, NY 10004, United States

Best Time to Visit Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4, 2013. This includes the Statue. However, work continues to be in progress for the nearby Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty is typically open every day of the year except for Christmas day. The peak season at the monument is from April to September, so expect large crowds and longer wait times during these months.

Statue of Liberty Opening & Closing Hours

Dates First Ferry Last Ferry  Closing Ferry
Dec 17 – Dec 23 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Dec 24 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Dec 26 – Jan 1 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.


It must be noted that the Liberty Island closes 15 minutes before the final departure.

Ref: https://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Statue of Liberty Tickets

Unlike the Monument Pass and Crown Access Pass that are valid only for the specific time and date, the Flex tickets are valid for three days from the beginning date. The visitors with the Flex tickets are not counted in priority for boarding the ferry. If there is no space in the ferry, then you will have to wait for the next ferry as the visitors who buy tickets with set tour times are given priority.

More About The Statue Of Liberty

What is inside the Statue of Liberty?
A flight of narrow spiral steps is inside the statue. From the ground level to the base level, there is an elevator as well. The crown area is very small.

In which movies the Statue of Liberty is destroyed?
Some of the movies in which the statue is destroyed are Deluge (1933), Planet of the Apes (1968), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Cloverfield (2008), etc.

Which direction does the Statue of Liberty face?
Located in the existing Fort Wood, facing towards the southeast direction, the statue seems a welcoming sign for the arriving ships.

How long is the tour of the Statue of Liberty?
The ferry takes around fifteen minutes to reach the island. The return timings depend upon how long you take to visit the statue and the island.

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Alaska, though the largest state of the United States, is separated from the rest of the US by Canada. Located in the northwest of the North American continent, this glacier state is the 4th least populated among the US states. To the north of Alaska is the Arctic Ocean and to the south and the west is the Pacific Ocean.

Alaska covers over 663,268 sq mi and boasts of some breathtaking landscapes. The state is covered with a number of glaciers making it the ideal destination for adventure and nature loving tourists.

Much of interior Alaska comprises uninhabited wilderness. Places to visit in the state include the American Indian cultural centers, museums, historical sites, heritage centers and national parks.

Where is Alaska ?

The state of Alaska is located in the northwest of the North American continent. Find more through Alaska Location Map

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Places to Visit in Alaska

Alaska’s natural beauty attracts a large number of the visitors to this state. The state has about fifteen national parks, which are its key attractions. The following are the major tourist attractions of the state:

  • Denali National Park: The Denali National Park is home to the magnificent Mt. McKinley, the highest peak of North America. The snow covered peak attracts thousands of visitors and climbers each year. Claims are that this national park has the best wildlife viewing safari in the continent. The national park is home to a variety of wildlife including the grizzly bear, fox, caribou, moose, and lynx. It is a tourist destination which is open all through the year. Check this Denali National Park Map for more info.
  • Kenai Fjords National Park: The Kenai Fjords National Park covers a tidewater glacier and the Harding Ice Field – the major attraction for most visitors. Home to a variety of marine wildlife, the park offers many tour boats and great cruise options. The biggest king salmon fish is found in the Kenai River. Check this Kenai Fjords National Park Map for more info.
  • Katmai National Park This protects 9,000 years of human history and the important habitat of Salmon and thousands of brown bears. You’ll find 18 individual volcanoes in this park, out of which seven parks have been active since 1900. Check this Katmai National Park Map for more info.
  • Glacier Bay National Park: Home to twelve tidewater glaciers, the Glacier Bay National Park is the largest water area park of United States. It is also one of the highest places for whale watching.
  • Prince William Sound: Named by George Vancouver, the Prince William Sound is a sound or strait in the Gulf of Alaska. Some of the amazing tidewater glaciers are found in this sound. Some of these glaciers descend from the Chugach Mountains.
  • Anchorage: Anchorage is the largest city of Alaska and is famous for its museums. Anchorage also offers a number of cultural attractions, fine dining options, and luxurious hotels. This city has the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which is must-visit for visitors. In winter this city also offers great skiing opportunities.
  • Fairbanks: Located north of the Denali Park, Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska and is famous for the occurrence of the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights, the astrophysical phenomena. Between the months of April and August, the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky and provide some very picturesque views. During the summer months, Fairbanks receives 22 hours of sunlight. The Ice Museum and Alaska Museum are also the major attractions of the city.
  • Juneau: Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and is one of the top most tourist destinations of the state. Here one can enjoy the pristine scenery and the adventurous activities the city has to offer. Whale watching, hiking, and cultural activities attract most tourists to the city.
  • Chugach State Park: Chugach State Park is a state park in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. It is located in the Chugach Mountains and has an area of 495,204 acres of land, and is the third-largest state park in the country. The park is split into three different zones and has three public campgrounds. The Seward Highway follows part of the park along the Turnagain Arm. The most popular site along the highway is the Beluga Point Mile 110.5, which is named after the Beluga whales that frequent this area. The park has Alaskan information available at the Eagle River Nature Center.
  • Sitka National Historical Park: Also known as Indian River Park, Sitka National Historical Park is located in Sitka. The park commemorates the Tlingit and Russian experiences in Alaska. It is the state’s oldest federally designated cultural and historic park. It is managed by National Park Service and covers 112 acres of land. The park was established as a National Monument on March 23, 1910, and was re-designated a national historic park on October 18, 1972.
  • Sitka National Monument: Sitka National Monument is located on Sitka Bay. It covers an area of 57 acres and was established as a national monument by presidential proclamation on March 23, 1910. The site includes an ancient village of the Kik-Siti Indians, relics of the aboriginal life of the region, and the 16 totem poles. Witch tree is an interesting feature of the monument. It was here that the natives are believed to have held their trials for witchcraft.

Major attractions in Alaska

State Parks Chugach State Park, Kachemak Bay State Park, Afognak Island State Park, Wood-Tikchik State park
Beaches Buskin Beach, Monashka Bay Beach, Petroglyph Beach, Fourth of July Beach.
Museums Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Aurora Ice Museum, Alaska State Museum, Pratt Museum
Historical Places Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Ladd Field, Onion Portage Archeological District, Stika National Historical Park.
Other Places Sitka National Monument, Totem Heritage Center, Iditarod National Historic Trail, Denali National Park.

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