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Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park

1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey

The Basics

Walk, bike, or jog along the park’s many paths or relax with a picnic and enjoy the natural surroundings. Stroll Liberty Walk, a 2-mile promenade looping around the park, and Freedom Way, which cuts through the center, or fish, boat, or kayak on the Hudson River.

Historical highlights of the park include the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, which was once a major transportation hub—two-thirds of Ellis Island arrivals passed through here in the late 19th century. Another must-see within the park is Empty Sky, a memorial honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36
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The views were great and the staff was so friendly and so helpful!! A woman literally carried by stroller down the stairs and told us a less crowded viewing area! We loved it!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Statue of Liberty ticketing and departure areas are located by the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal near the water.

  • In addition to outdoor activities, the interactive Liberty Science Center at the western end of the park makes Liberty State Park a great family-friendly destination.

  • There is a parking fee if you’re riding the ferry.

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How to Get There

Liberty State Park is located off New Jersey Turnpike extension exit 14B in Jersey City. From the World Financial Center in Manhattan, the Liberty Landing Ferry travels to the Liberty Landing Marina in the park. There is also a light rail stop for Liberty State Park; from Manhattan, take the PATH subway to either the Pavonia/Newport or Hoboken stop and then the light rail train to the park.

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When to Get There

Liberty State Park is open every day from 6am to 10pm. During the summer, the park hosts concerts and festivals. Its all-day Fourth of July Freedom and Fireworks Celebration includes a huge display of fireworks set off from barges on the Hudson River.

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The Liberty Science Center

Located at the northwestern entrance to the park, the Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center that boasts exhibits, an IMAX Dome Theatre, and the original Hoberman sphere. An engineering artwork designed by Chuck Hoberman, the sphere looks like a geodesic dome and has spawned a popular toy version.

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