Statue of Liberty to re-open on October 28
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September 11, 2012
Statue of Liberty to re-open October 28
New York, NY- Today David Luchsinger, superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, announced that the interior of the Statue will re-open to the public on October 28, 2012.
"We have reached a critical milestone in our Fire and Life Safety Project where we can begin to allow visitors back to the monument on a limited basis while the project moves to completion by the end of the year. We are very excited that Lady Liberty will once again open her doors on her 126th birthday, October 28," said Luchsinger. "We will be releasing all the details in the near future, so please keep checking our web site at www.nps.gov/stli, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StatueLibrtyNPS and our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/StatueLibrtyNPS."
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.