Visiting the Museum

The exterior of the museum with native purple and yellow plants surrounding the sign which reads: "Statue of Liberty Museum, National Park Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior" with an NPS arrowhead.
Statue of Liberty Museum

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Experience Liberty

Lady Liberty’s legacy expanded with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum in May 2019. 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.

Visitors standing in the Immersive Theare
The Immersive Theater Experience

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Immersive Theater

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.

Visitors walking through exhibits
Visitors observing the galleries in the Statue of Liberty Museum.

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Engagement Gallery

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.

The original torch of the Statue of Liberty in the museum with a replica of the Statue's face.
Liberty's Original Torch resides in the Statue of Liberty Museum

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Inspiration Gallery

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.

Open rooftop deck of the museum overlooking the flagpole plaza with the backside of the Statue of Liberty in view
Rooftop of museum with view of the back of the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline and harbor in the distance.

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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.

Be Advised: Museum rooftop may be closed due to a variety of inclement weather conditions (high winds, snow, ice, rain, etc.).


Virtual Museum

Explore images and galleries online through a virtual museum collection.

Last updated: May 17, 2023

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