Liberty Enlightening the World
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
How can I visit the crown or pedestal?
Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4, 2013. Learn how to reserve limited tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty's pedestal or crown.Read More
Visit the Statue of Liberty from anywhere! This virtual tour includes the Statue's history and symbolism.Read More
Recovery After Hurricane Sandy
Find out how the National Park Service has been restoring Statue of Liberty National Monument so that the park may reopen to the public.Read More
Did You Know?
Several agencies have been caretakers for the Statue. The U.S. Lighthouse Board cared for the statue as the first electric lighthouse or "navigational aid" 1886 - 1902, followed by the War Department 1902 - 1933 and since 1933 she has been cared for by employees of the National Park Service.