Where To Find The Replicas Of The Statue Of Liberty In New York City?
Did you know that the Statue of Liberty in New York on Ellis Island is not the only one?
All over the world there exists copies, replicas, and different versions of it. There are several ones in France. As the hometown of the father of the Ellis Island statue is Colmar, it is no big surprise that there are several Statues of Liberty in France. For instance, Paris has at least four copies, samples, and other versions of the Statue of Liberty. Also, we in Germany have some. Even Ireland has its Statue of Liberty.
So does New York City. Besides the original Lady Liberty, it is home of five different versions as well, at least, as far as I know. And in the following article, I will tell you where to find the replicas of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
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Those Weird Travel Obsessions Or How To Spend 24 Hours In New York City
It is a slightly different sightseeing tour. This journey was part of one of my vacations, and I had a one-day stopover in New York City. So what to do with these 24 hours? Of course, you could try to visit all the main attractions like Times Square, the One World Center, and other typical New York sites. But you will not have enough time to see them all! Good, if you have one or more weird obsession.
That is why I focused on finding them. The best of this tour was that I combined it with visiting some of the best museums like The Met and The Brooklyn Museum. Perfect, that I got myself a GoCity Card*, which allowed me to save a bunch on entrance fees, and to build my the pass with three attractions of my own choice. Isn´t that awesome, is it?
New York City – And The Little Sisters Of Lady Liberty And Where To Find Them?
There are four versions besides the original in New York City. Plus one lego version at FAO Schwartz. In 2012 there was an exhibition with 60 replicas. They all were painted with the colors of each of the 60 baseball teams of the US. That is so incredible and crazy!
Come with me on tour through New York City and explore where to find the replicas of the Statue of Liberty. But first things first. Let us kick off our day in New York with a visit of the original one.
Ellis Island And The Statue Of Liberty
Visiting the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island is on almost everyone’s bucket list, and a must do on each New York trip. By the way, the sculptor was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) who lived in Colmar, France, where you can visit the Bartholdi Museum and learn about the sculpturing process of the Statue of Liberty. But that is a different story and probably worth a separate blog post.
Option 1 – Ellis Island Tour
Take the chance of a tour to Ellis Island, visit the Statue of Liberty, and learn everything about its secrets. One way, with the ferry, takes about 45 minutes. Do your thing at the island, have a closer look at Lady Liberty, maybe go to the top of the statue and enjoy the view.
If you want to have the full Statue of Liberty tour, make sure that you have booked not only the ferry ticket but also the tour to the Statue itself. A perfect moment to add this tour to your GoCity Card*. Here you can explore Ellis Island, the Ellis Island museum and the Statue itself.
Option 2 – Staten Island Ferry
Another option and a cheaper one, too, is taking the ferry to Staten Island. It is entirely for free, and you can see the Statue of Liberty from the boat. Unfortunately, you cannot stop and leave it to visit Ellis Island directly. But if you are happy with taking some pictures from a distance, this is the perfect opportunity.
667 Madison Avenue
As soon as your back from Ellis Island, it is time to stroll the streets of Manhattan and find the next little statue. You will see one more replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of the entrance of the building at 667 Madison Avenue. The bronze sculpture is the original plaster from which the statue on Ellis Island was scaled. Leonard Stern installed this replica in 2011. It is a salute to American democracy and the legacy of the French-American alliance. His father immigrated in 1926 and often remembered to the moment when he sighted the Statue of Liberty when the ship entered New York Harbor.
Lego Version At FAO Schwartz
I am not sure if this counts as a real replica, but at least it is fun to see. FAO Schwartz, the largest toy shop in New York City, is home of a Lego version of the Statue of Liberty. At least, they had at Christmas time 2014. Unfortunately, during my visit in 2018, I had not enough time to find out, if the Lego statue still exists.
Maybe you can let me know when you are in New York yourself. Have a look at Schwartz, at the new location, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and let me know if it is still there.
Here is a picture of it, how it looked in 2014. Even without the statue, Schwartz is worth a visit, also if you do not want to buy any toys.
The Met Art Museum
After walking in the streets of Manhattan, and a stop at a paradise of a toy store, it is time for history and art. The Met Art Museum is a museum Mekka for museum lovers and has the most impressive Egypt collection I have ever seen besides the one in the Louvre in Paris.
The replica at the Met museum is shown in room 956 as part of the European Art Exhibition. And a short visit of this section would fit into a one-day replica adventure.
If you like to see more of the museum and discover all the other exhibitions, a few hours are not enough. You probably should plan a couple of days to explore the entire museum.
A ticket to the museum costs 25$ and es; it is part of the offers within the GoCity Card. That way you can save a few dollars on the ticket price.
The next stop on our little sightseeing tour is the Yankee Stadium* in the Bronx. It is half an hour ride with the metro from the Met Museum to the stadium, and it is probably the weirdest location of a replica. I still have not found out why it is there.
You can find the replica of the statue of Liberty at the top of the building next to the Yankee Stadium. On the top of the building between the Stadium and the McDonalds enthroned another version of the Statue of Liberty.
Do you have an idea why? Then please tell me the reason, use the comment section below and leave me your thoughts.
Last but not least, the Brooklyn Museum. Just in case, that you are not interested in the art inside the museum, do not buy a ticket*! You will not find the replica of the Statue of Liberty inside the museum. Instead, go to the parking lot. It should be free as long as you do not want to park your car there. Just go ahead, and you cannot miss it. It is the largest version of New York´s replicas stands right in the middle of the parking lot.
Well, that is the end of our tour. Did you like it? Could you imagine where to find the replicas of the Statue of Liberty in New York City? If you think about New York City, do you know more about them? Let me know about the locations or stories in the comments!
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theres a newer one since this article has been writtenin morningside heights, manhattan! its the “Reclining Statue of Liberty” link is here: https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/giant-reclining-statue-liberty-land-morningside-park
Oh wow, Elena, that´s awesome! So cool, how she´s laying there 😀 Thanks for letting me know!
If you know any more “Statues of Liberty” feel free to leave them here!
The Bronx replica near Yankee Stadium was erected in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original. I don’t know who sponsored it, I’m thinking McDonald’s (restaurant is still there), but I remember ’cause I lived nearby on Sheridan Avenue at the time.
Wow, thanks a lot for this information, Jacob! I love this little one, as it´s such a cool surprise when seeing it! 😀
I had no idea there were replicas. I don’t know how I feel about that lol
How interesting all the info that you provided on the Statue of Liberty! and I didn’t know there are so many replicas! That Lego on is especially impressive lol!
I had no idea of these replicas! Pinning this post for when we go back – my kids will love it!
Wow, I didn’t realize there were so many replicas of the Statue of Liberty in New York. My next trip I will definitely be on the look out for them. Great post!
Is it wrong that the Lego one is my favourite? 🙂 Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was one of my favorite things to do in NYC. Such great history and the museum was amazing.
Haha, Emma, no worries, the lego one is my favorite, too 😀
And yes, Ellis Island and the museum is amazing. I had pretty mixed feelings when I visited it! And yes, in the meantime I made it to the original Statue eventually!
I love this post! I like when I learn something new. When in New York I will definitely go check these out!
I love the Statue of Liberty. She is my favorite piece of America. I’m definitely going to have to check out the Lego Liberty at FAO next time I’m in NYC.
Wow – I had no idea there are so many replicas! I knew about those in museums – but I discovered new ones from this article. The lego one is impressive 🙂
This is awesome – I had no idea there were so many replicas of the Statue of Liberty around NYC. I’ve been a few times and only just made it out to see the real thing last month! Next time I’ll be hunting for these replicas 🙂
Emma, same here, the first times in NY I had no clue about these. But then I found one here and there and then I started to look into it deeper and suddenly I was hunting them 😉
Your post made me smile. I am a native NYer and would not have thought of all these places. Kudos to you.
Haha, that´s so funny and unbelievable how less locals sometimes know about their cities. It´s the same with me and my hometown! Isn´t it crazy that you sometimes know more about another place than you know about your home? 😉
Very cool topic. Thx for sharing. I love travel with a theme and this is unique. How did you discover these? What inspired you on the post.
Hey Karletta, I already found a few other replicas around the world and then I started to “collect” them. I asked around if there are a few more in New York City (I had a layover anyways), so I could do something fun in a short time. And I got some replies… That´s the story. I try to find some wherever I am. So if you know more yourself, let me know! 😉
I’ve only been to New York on a few hour layover and have no desire to return. That said, the Statue of Liberty is indeed on my bucket list. I had no idea there were so many replicas. What a fun idea to build a tour of the city around seeing them.
How funny! And then there is, of course, the statue of Liberty by Danh Vo he built the statue to scale, cut it pieces that are now in different art collections all over the world 🙂
Renata, do you know in which collections the different pieces are? I would love to see if I can visit some of them.
What an interesting and cool idea for a tour around NYC! I would have had no idea so many replicas exist around the city! Next time I am in NYC I will have to keep my eye out for them 🙂
There are 2 other replicas of Statue of Liberty in India as per my knowledge. Both are the part of seven wonders park which houses the replicas of new seven wonders of the world. One is in Kota, Rajasthan and other is in Delhi
That´s awesome, Nitin! I have to put them on my bucket list of a future India travel! Haven´t been there yet, but I will be one day, and then I would like to visit those replicas as well. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
What a fun tour to do! Never thought to do that 🙂 love that they’re in different places like that!
Oh yes, Kate, that was a lot of fun! IT was the best way to spend a day and see a bit of the city!
Wow…never knew about it! Although I have heard about “Madison Avenue” before. I wanna visit atleast one of ’em 🙂
Shruti, I was also surprised when I heard that there are so many of them!
Such a unique post! You really know what you are talking about! No idea the statue of liberty had so many replicas in NY! Thanks for sharing!
You´re very welcome, Val! 🙂
I didn’t know there were several replicas but I guess it makes sense given how world famous the statue is. Hunting all these down would be a fun day during a trip and one that is a little different. I’m always trying to find new and different things to do. I think the lego one is my fav – that would take me a year to build!
Haha, Yeah, the Lego one is awesome!
So I totally did the Staten Island ferry trip to see the ‘real’ thing when I visited New York, but I never knew about the replicas! They are in some weird locations!
Yeah, Katie, some of them are weird, but that´s the fun of it! Discover unusual locations and so on, isn´t it?;-)
I never knew these existed! What a cool scavenger hunt idea and way to explore the city, definitely doing this the next time I visit.
Yes, Jen, do it! It´s so much fun! And a nice way to combine it with some other attractions as well!
P.S. I´ll be back in New York City soon, so if you know any more replicas in the area, drop me a comment. I would love to check them out!