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.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger | Top Ten Tips

Top ten tips on visiting Liberty Island from our rangers.

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Phased Reopening of Liberty Island

Learn what is open before visiting Liberty Island.

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Visit the Pedestal

Visitors can climb the stairs through the statue's pedestal with balcony access. Reservations are limited due to safety standards.

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Visit the Statue of Liberty Museum

Join us for an immersive experience through the museum on Liberty Island.

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Construction on Liberty Island

Learn about projects underway that you will see and hear while you are visiting.

Last updated: July 12, 2021

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