The memorial, which was closed at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, can now be fully visited. Provided that you get one of the few tickets on sale each day.
New York’s Statue of Liberty must have been feeling lonely those last two years. It has been closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but you can visit The Crown again since 11th October. In the summer of 2021, only the pedestal of the statue will be open to the public again. The reopening comes a few days before the museum’s 136th anniversary on October 28, 1886, in front of the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi.
The world famous symbol
Officially titled “The Statue of Liberty Illuminates the World”, the statue was known to be a gift from the people of France to the United States. Historically her October was an important time for this statue. Dedicated that month in 1886, Calvin and his President Coolidge designated the statue a National Monument in October 1924. The Statue of Liberty has closed several times over the last 20 years, from security upgrades to general repairs after September 11th. In 2011, the stairwell and firefighting measures were updated, and the entire statue was completely demolished.
Get ready for some fitness
The crown of the statue requires climbing 162 steps starting from the base. The latter can be accessed by elevator or his 215 steps. The crown incorporates an observatory, the seven points of which are reminiscent of the earth’s seven oceans and continents. Due to its small location, access is limited to a few hundred people per day. At 46 meters high, the statue rests on a pedestal of the same size, making the entire building 93 meters tall. People are ready to get into Lady Liberty’s head.
Adult tickets, which include a ferry ride from either New Jersey or New York, cost $24.30. Most trips also include a stop at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Tickets include a ferry ride from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan or Liberty State Park in New Jersey and a stop at the National Immigration Museum on Ellis Island.
The visitors were clearly very impatient since there are no tour slots available until December.
So hurry to take yours if you want to be one of them !
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