All You Need To Know About The Statue of Liberty March 24 2014

    1. Open daily at least from 9.30 -4 p.m, extended hours summer and holidays.

    2. Tickets start at $18. Statue Cruises  is the company that provides ferry transportation to the island.

    3. Access to Liberty Island by ferry only, from Battery Park City or New Jersey.The round trip takes about 1 hr 15 mins, with stops at Ellis Island and the statue.

    4. In good weather, expect long waits and large crowds.

    5. Visiting the pedestal is a great addition to any trip to the Statue of Liberty. Starting in 2004, the National Park Service implemented a new system that requires reservations to access the pedestal. It costs $ 18, and includes cruise plus pedestal's visit. 

    6. Due to its extreme popularity, access to the crown is by advanced reservation only. Statue Cruises is the official source for crown reservations. It costs $ 21, and includes cruise plus crown's visit.

    7.  There is no elevator inside the Statue, so visitors have to climb 354 stairs to reach the statue’s crown. 

    8.  The Statue of Liberty is surely the most famous sculpture in Usa, a gift of the people of France.

    9. The robed female figure represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.

    10. There are 25 windows in the crown.

    11. The Statue of Liberty became the symbol of immigration during the second half of the 19th century, as over 9 m immigrants came to the United States, with the statue often being the first thing they saw when arriving by boat. Watch the video!