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 ferry that bring visitors to Liberty Island in front of the statue.

Plan Like A Ranger | Top Ten Tips

Learn how to best plan your visit to Liberty Island with tips from the rangers.

Photo of liberty island during daytime in upper new york bay

Phased Reopening of Liberty Island

Learn what is open, and what is not, before visiting Liberty Island.

An informational sign in front of the Statue of Liberty tells about the work that is happening.

Construction on Liberty Island

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

Last updated: June 6, 2021

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