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Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ 10013
+1 877-523-9849
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had family over the the UK visiting and went to New York for 4 days before Christmas. We went down to the water front to see the Statue of Liberty. As we came out of the subway station we were immediately approached by a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MnMCollins3792
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Once you park in the Liberty State Park parking lot you buy your tickets for the ferry ride in the old Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal building which has great architecture. Then you make your way through a security scan and onto the boat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We purchased our pedestal tickets about 2 months in advance from the New Jersey side (Liberty Park). Crown tickets sell out months in advance, so plan accordingly. We went on a Friday morning in early November. Liberty Park was easy to find and only a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scottcaps
Reviewed 7 November 2018

There was no line up on New York side. Make sure you buy your tickets on line in advance so you can go right through to security check. Time to get to each island was short and enjoyable especially if you stand outside and enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Choster68
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Tickets were easy to purchase online. We must have timed it just right, because there was no line when we arrived, and the ferry was waiting at the dock, so we boarded immediately. The staff both at the terminal and on board were polite and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The boat ride over to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty was great - there was plenty of room,they were on time. Before that however - their signage is HORRIBLE. Just getting to the parking lot was difficult. We parked, and then couldn't find where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobinSyracuse
Reviewed 4 August 2018

we traveled from NJ liberty state park. it was not crowded, the lines were short, and we had no problems at all. i did buy tix on line that never came to my email, but i took the confirmation page i printed to the tix...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank kathughes167
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I had purchased the pedestal tickets about 6 weeks in advance. Our reservation was for 10:00am. However we were at the liberty state park by about 9am. The views of manhattan's skyline are superb from this park. I would strongly recommend spending some time at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank HYKE_HYER
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Accessing the ferry is much more convenient from this park than from the NY side of the river. The lines are much shorter. Book your ferry online in advance, and select the earliest time you can get to beat the crowds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank P1946ZSscottw
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Only way to get to Liberty Island & Ellis Island. Big queues to get into the terminal at Battery Park, so I would advise getting there early. The ferry runs smoothly and offers great views of the statue of Libery and Manhattan from the top...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Myoung H
20 November 2017|
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Response from HowlnBubba | Reviewed this property |
There is a fairly large pay parking lot on the right as you enter the park. I am not aware of a nearby hotel. Maybe your friend misunderstood and thought you were leaving from NYC.
10 October 2017|
Response from Harriet M | Reviewed this property |
10PM . You have plenty of time.
30 August 2016|
Response from yapmd |
Took the ferry two weeks ago. The time is the ferry ride from NJ. Arrive 30 mins early, park and walk 5 mins to center. Pickup tickets, better still print at home. Walk 10 mins to jetty and security lines. Short wait times... More