Jun-Sep: the ferry runs every 25min 8.30am-5pm (4pm in Sep); rest of year: every 25min 9.30am-3.30pm
The Statue of Liberty, her torch upraised in welcome since 1886, was a gift to the US from the people of France. The 225-ton, 148ft colossus is the work of French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and engineer Gustave Eiffel. The observation deck at the top affords spectacular city views, and the climb to the statue's crown is a quintessential New York experience. Access to Liberty Island and the statue is by ferry from Castle Clinton.