Statue of Liberty National Monument

The Statue of Liberty National Monument is one of the United States' most recognizable icons — this enormous statue rises more than 305 feet above the ground, welcoming travelers to New York Harbor. Given as a gift to the United States from France to celebrate democracy after the Civil War, the copper-plated Lady Liberty was completed on October 23rd, 1886. Hop on a ferry from Manhattan or New Jersey to reach Liberty Island, and spend an afternoon exploring the museums, climbing high into the statue's crown, and enjoying the spectacular waterfront views from the park's walking paths. The park is open all year; you'll find the smallest crowds in the morning and on non-summer weekdays.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Statue of Liberty National Monument

The Statue of Liberty National Monument offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Start your visit at the museum, which offers a fascinating history of the statue's design and construction process. Then, head to the statue itself for a visit to the pedestal and a heart-pounding climb up to the crown. Finish the day with a stroll around the grounds before you head back to bustling Manhattan or Jersey City.

Hiking Trails



Nearby Shops and Restaurants

map-marker-alt-regular How to Get There

How To Get To Statue of Liberty National Monument

The Statue of Liberty National Monument is located on Liberty Island, which sits in New York Harbor between New York and New Jersey. To get there, you must take a Statue City Cruises ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Public transportation is the easiest way to reach the New York ferry docks, particularly if you're in an RV. 

To get to Battery Park, take the 1 subway to the South Ferry station. Other nearby stops include Bowling Green station (4 and 5 trains) and the R train's Whitehall Street station. If you're traveling from Liberty State Park, you'll find plenty of parking; to get there, take I-78 from Newark or Jersey City, exit at Jersey City Boulevard, and follow the signs to the parking areas.


Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004

Fee: Entry fee (Statue and Island) $0

Fee: Ferry Ride fee (per person) $23.5

A visit to the Statue of Liberty National Monument is a chance to get close to an American icon. Whether you enjoy the grounds and museum or make the long climb into the crown, your visit brings the unique history of the statue to life. If you're camping outside of the New York metro area, an RV is a great way to enjoy nature and the city in the same trip.