When you take a ferry across the harbor of New York City, you can't help but notice that looming, and impressive, green woman holding that flame of liberty so very high. Yep - the Statue of Liberty is an icon of New York City, and an attractions that the family should not miss!
With the face being 8ft tall alone, it's an impressive sight to experience! Did you know that the seven rays on the crown represent the seven continents, and has been standing tall since 1886?
If those facts interest you, then the tour certainly should be for you! Kids can learn all about the amazing facts of this amazing woman.
In 1886, the state was give to the USA from France as a way to celebrate the friendship that was endured during that infamous American Revolution. And now your family can visit the statue and take in the amazing views of New York City!
The main tour to the statue is with a Crown Ticket, and this includes the ferry to Statue of Liberty Island as well as Ellis Island. This gives you access up to that very amazing crown of the statue - what an amazing view you will have!
Another tour option is just access to the Pedestal of the statue, and that also includes the ferry, as well as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
A journey into a very historically important icon of New York City, and of America! A must see for any family visiting the city that never sleeps (Of course, kids will be so exhausted after a long day of sightseeing they will be sure to get a good night - don’t worry!)
You can get to the statue from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. These are the departure points of the ferry.Get directions
From Crown tours $19 (ages 4 - 12)
Senior discounts available
4 years old
The staff always want to ensure the safety of everyone who visits, so be prepared for security screenings and bag checks.
It takes energy to enjoy those views! There are concession stands on all of the boats that take you to the statue, and there are concession stands on the island too. Feel free to take your own food, but large coolers won't get past security.
Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance, because they can sell out months in advance!
There are gift shops on Liberty Island, so you can enjoy all that fun Statue of Liberty merchandise!
The concession stands offer healthy food, so not to worry! Of course, you can pack your own healthy snacks too if you like.
Don't worry - the ferries, as well as the grounds on the islands are wheelchair accessible, as are all the buildings. If you are going to the observation pedestal, there will be 24 stairs.
The tours are self-guided and allow 3 to 5 hours for them.