"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.
Liberty Enlightening the World
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.
Visit the Pedestal
Visitors can view the museum, and climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the statue's pedestal.
Visit In The Crown
Information and locations of handrails, rest platforms, and dimensions of infrastructure for safely accessing the crown.
Renovation on Liberty Island
Learn about the current projects happening now at the Statue of Liberty.
Be a Junior Ranger!
Learn how you can become our newest Junior Ranger while visiting the Statue of Liberty.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The hours change throughout the year, check here before your visit.
Learn about the different accessibility options that are available during your visit.
Last updated: February 23, 2019