A New Way to Experience Liberty
In May of 2019, Lady Liberty’s legacy expanded with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Housed within the Statue of Liberty Museum are three interactive galleries that tell the statue's history in thought-provoking ways. Each gallery is designed to inspire visitors. The museum replaced a small exhibition inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and allows millions of visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by the iconic statue.
The Immersive Theater is a dramatic 10 minute multimedia experience. As visitors weave through this space they are surrounded by images that shed light on the sweeping story of the Statue of Liberty and the ideals it represents. Highlights of the presentation include the rich story of the statue’s origins and a virtual fly-through inside the statue.
In this gallery, visitors explore what took place as sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and a team of artisans built the statue. Multimedia displays evoke the feeling of being inside the studio allowing visitors to see the elaborate process of the Statue of Liberty's design, fabrication and construction.
In this space, visitors reflect upon what they have seen and experienced in the museum. Visitors may document their visit and express their views by adding a self-portrait which will be added to a digital collage called Becoming Liberty. Liberty’s most iconic symbol, the original torch, is housed inside this gallery. Through the glass walls that surround the gallery, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Lady Liberty and the New York City skyline.
The Roof Deck
This area atop the museum has an accessible rooftop from which visitors may take in sweeping views of the iconic statue and New York Harbor.
Explore images and galleries online through a virtual museum collection.
Last updated: January 22, 2020