Statue of Liberty (New York, USA)

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City. The statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

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This copper statue has a steel skeleton and the outside is made of copper. It was designed by the French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, and built by Gustave Eiffel. (Gustave Eiffel also built the Eiffel tower in Paris.)

To visit the statue, take the ferry from the harbour located at Battery park, at the south tip of Manhattan. The ferry is operated by Statue Cruices. If you intent to enter the statue’s base and pedestal, you must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket.

Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown must purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance. A total of 240 people per day are permitted to ascend: ten per group, three groups per hour. Climbers may bring only cameras, lockers are provided for other items.

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