Liberty Enlightening the World

"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

The Statute of Liberty and visitors can be seen across the water.

Plan Your Visit

Enhance your trip to the Statue of Liberty by enjoying the museum, park ranger guided tours, as well as self-guided tours.

Visitors on the balcony located at the top of the pedestal.

Visit the Pedestal

Visitors can view the museum, and climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the statue's pedestal.

Vertical iron bars with small horizontal windows that make up the design of the crown.

Visit In The Crown

Information and locations of handrails, rest platforms, and dimensions of infrastructure for safely accessing the crown.

Renovation on Liberty Island

Renovation on Liberty Island

Learn about the current projects happening now at the Statue of Liberty.

Kids visiting Liberty Island work on the Junior Ranger program with a park ranger.

Be a Junior Ranger!

Learn how you can become our newest Junior Ranger while visiting the Statue of Liberty.

A view of New York Harbor with Liberty Island and the statue in the foreground.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The hours change throughout the year, check here before your visit.

From the ferry dock on Liberty Island, a visitor in a wheelchair waits for the ferry.


Learn about the different accessibility options that are available during your visit.

Last updated: March 16, 2018

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Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004


(212) 363-3200

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