Statue of Liberty


Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

Why you should visit

The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom and democracy, is an iconic landmark that offers visitors a glimpse into American history and culture.

Interesting Information

  • The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States and was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
  • Designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the statue stands at 305 feet tall and weighs 225 tons.
  • The seven rays on the crown of the statue represent the seven continents and seven seas of the world.
  • The statue’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World,” and it was intended to symbolize the friendship between France and the U.S. during the American Revolution.
  • Originally, the statue had a reddish-brown color due to its copper construction, but over time, it has turned green due to oxidation.
  • Visitors can climb 354 steps to reach the statue’s crown and enjoy panoramic views of New York City and the harbor.
  • The Statue of Liberty was designated as a National Monument in 1924 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
  • The statue’s torch, which was replaced in the 1980s, was the first part of the statue to be illuminated when it was completed in 1886.
  • During World War II, the statue’s torch was dimmed to avoid aiding enemy navigation along the East Coast of the U.S.
  • The statue’s tablet bears the date of American independence, July 4, 1776, in Roman numerals (July IV MDCCLXXVI).