We are visiting some relatives on Long Island for Labor Day. My oldest son (8) has recently developed a fascination for the Statue of Liberty and I had thought of going until I looked into it and found out you need to get to the ferry two hours before your ticket time for security checks and can’t go up into the statue (only into the pedestal) anymore anyway. My youngest son is 18 months so the 2 hour wait could only be a nightmare.
I understand you get a good view of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry. Is it likely to be mobbed with tourists like me?