3D google satellite map location of the Liberty Island in New York, US
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on October 28, 1886, it was designated as a National Monument in 1924.
It took 11 years to build, was completed in France in 1884, and was then shipped to America by ship.
It took 14 years to build because of financial problems and a lack of materials during World War II. In 1984, the Statue of Liberty became a National Monument.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall. Visitors can climb a 168-step staircase from inside the statue to the torch. The height of the statue’s right hand holding the torch is 13 meters. 15 people can walk together in the corridor around the torch. The width of the head of the statue is 2 meters and its height is 5 meters with its crown.Google Earth 3D drone (bird eye) view.
The statue holds a torch in its right hand and an oratory in its left hand. On the tablet is inscribed the date of July 4, 1776 (the date of the Declaration of Independence). The 7 pointed ends of the crown on the head of the statue represent 7 continents or 7 seas.
The Statue of Liberty is made of copper and iron (steel). The statue weighs a total of 450,000 pounds (204.1 tonnes). The weight is 60,000 pounds (27.22 tons) of copper and 250,000 pounds (113.4 tons) of steel.
The Statue of Liberty is one of New York’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting an average of 3.5 million visitors each year. The statue itself has become an iconic symbol of freedom and democracy around the world, and it has been featured in many films and television shows throughout history.
Map location of Liberty Island and Statue of Liberty in New York City, NY.
For Tourists Who Will Visit The Statue:
Visitors intending to enter the statue’s base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. These are limited in number and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors should note that even though they do not need tickets to visit Liberty Island or Ellis Island, they will need to have one if they wish to visit the pedestal of Lady Liberty or go inside her crown as well as tour her base on Museum Day (the third Saturday of each month).
How To Get Statue of Liberty?
There are a few ways to get over to the island. You can take the ferry, which will run for about $35 per person round trip. If you’re renting a helicopter, it will cost around $100 per person each way. The helicopter ride lasts about five minutes and is extremely exciting!
If you want to save money on your visit, consider taking the combination boat/ferry route. This option will cost about $65 round trip for adults and children over two years old; infants under two years old are free! That’s less than half of what it would cost if you took just one type of transportation over!
The Ferry at Battery Park | New York, NY
- Local 1 (7th Avenue Line) to the last stop – South Ferry
- Express 4 or 5 (Lexington Avenue Line) to Bowling Green
- Local R/W train from Brooklyn/Queens (Broadway Line) to Whitehall Street
- M1, M6, or M15 to South Ferry (last stop)
- From the East Side take the FDR Drive South to Exit 1, South Ferry/Battery Park
- From the West Side take the Westside Highway South (Route 9A) to Battery Park
- NOTE: Street and private garage parking is limited in the Battery Park neighborhood
The Ferry at Liberty State Park | Jersey City, NJ
- Take exit 14-B off the New Jersey Turnpike; follow signs to Liberty State Park
- Ample parking is available in Liberty State Park, for a nominal fee
By Public Transportation:
- Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) to the Liberty State Park Station; walk or bike one mile along Audrey Zapp Drive to the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal in Liberty State Park
- The HBLR is accessible via PATH at the Hoboken Station or Newport (Jersey City) Station
There are many different Statue of Liberty facts. Some of these facts may surprise you!
#1 There are 354 steps from the pedestal to the crown.
#2 You can climb up to the crown, but you must make reservations months in advance. (Only 10 people at a time can go up to the crown.)
#3 The designer of the Statue of Liberty wanted her to be blonde.
#4 The Statue of Liberty’s head was displayed at the World’s Fair before it was even built.
#5 The inside of the statue is hollow.
#6 Lady Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.
#7 The Statue of Liberty has a 35-foot waistline.
#8 Lady Liberty is a beacon for immigrants.
#9 Lady Liberty almost had a mosque next door.
#10 The Statue of Liberty was meant to be seen from afar, not up close.
#11 A huge ship called the Isère transported the Statue of Liberty to America.
#12 The Statue of Liberty’s formal name is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
#13 The original skin was made of copper sheets attached to an iron framework.
#14 Lady Liberty has always been green.
#15 The Statue of Liberty is not only green but also blue, black, brown, and purple.
#16 Her face on the statue is said to be modeled after sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s mother.
#17 The statue’s tablet includes July 4th as part of America’s birthday celebration.
#18 A tablet in her hand has the date of American independence.
#19 There used to be a restaurant in her arm.