Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the citizens of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument in 1924. It was extensively restored in time for its spectacular centennial on July 4, 1986.
Liberty Island is accessible by ferries of Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry. One round-trip ferry ticket includes visits to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Ferries depart from Battery Park in New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
Battery Park is located at the southern tip of Manhattan, off the West Side Highway South or the FDR Drive South. Using public transportation is recommended. Call 212-269-5755 for schedule. Liberty State Park is located off exit 14B of the New Jersey Turnpike. Call 201-435-9499 for schedule.