A visit to New York City is not complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty happens to be one of the most famous visitor attractions to both New Yorkers and travelers alike whenever they visit the United States. A vacation will never be complete without a souvenir photo op with the famous green Statue.
The Statue of Liberty, or “Liberty Enlightening the World” is a gift of friendship from France to the United States to commemorate the centennial old independence of the United States. Lady Liberty stands at 151 feet high and was created by French architect Frederick Batholdi and its Structural Engineer is Gustav Eiffel who was also responsible for the equally famous Eiffel Tower in France. Up close, one will notice that the Statue of Liberty is of the color green and not white as often depicted in movies, books or shows. The reason for the green color is largely due to the effect of acid rain on the copper sheathing of the Statue.
When taking a tour to New York to visit the State of Liberty, it is best to take note of the following information regarding the available tours and visitor information so that your vacation would be enjoyable and stress- free. The Statue is open for viewing daily, with extended hours during the summer. The only time the Statue is closed is on Christmas Day.
The type of tour must already be decided upon even before purchasing a ferry ticket as it is difficult to obtain one. A time-pass ticket is also necessary so that one is able to fully utilize the day for the tour. Upon purchasing all the necessary tickets, hop on aboard your ferry and enjoy a historical and educational tour of the Statue of Liberty which is a symbol of goodwill, friendship and freedom for the Americans.