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Planning Your Visit
The Best Time to Visit the Statue of Liberty
The best time to see the Statue of Liberty is on a sunny day. A rainy foggy day on the harbor isn’t ideal, but the good news is that the sun shines bright in New York all four seasons of the year. A brisk sunny winter day with a bright blue sky is as New York as a hot steamy summer evening.
Where to Get the Ferry
Ferries leave directly from Battery Park ferry terminals if you’re headed to Liberty Island. If you want to cruise around the Statue of Liberty instead, you can find boats that board at any number of stops along the Hudson River in Midtown, Downtown, or in Battery Park.
How Long Is the Tour?
Cruises can be as short as an hour, or you can book some of the best Statue of Liberty boat tours in the evening, with a three-hour dinner cruise along the waterways. Seeing New York City’s lights and the Statue of Liberty at night is pretty majestic. Alternatively, you can easily see both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in one 3-hour tour.
Where to Buy Tickets
Buy tickets online to avoid the hassle of lines. Keep in mind that if you are going to Liberty Island, take only a small bag. You will be screened by security during admission and backpacks and other large items are not allowed. Pack a snack too!
Good to know
- When should I visit?
- Hours vary based on time of year:
March-May: Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
June-August: Open daily, 8:30 AM-6:45 PM
September-October: Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:45 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- Around $25
- Will I need a guide?
- How to get there
- Ferries set off from Battery Park, Brooklyn.
- Additional information
- Bring snacks.
- Put on sunscreen in the summer.
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What people are saying about Statue of Liberty
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We purchased this package and it was amazing we had a great time with my family I recommended this package.
Beautiful best place to enjoy the wonderful ride the boat is going super fast my son really love it
It was great experience! Must-do list in New York! Service was very nice too. We will do it again.
This trip is absolutely amazing! Loved every second