The statue of liberty is a colossal metal sculpture located on liberty island in the middle of the harbour of new york city contents[show] history the statue was a gift to the united states from the people of france, and represents libertas, the roman goddess of freedom, bearing a torch and a. The statue of liberty is one of new york city's most popular tourist attractions take a virtual tour of lady liberty from the bottom of manhattan to the top of her crown. The statue of liberty is not just a another statue or monument but a living representation of freedom for all the people around the worldit is a giant sculpture built on a small island in the harbor of new york city, united states of america. According to legend, the statue of liberty came to sculptor frédéric auguste bartholdi as a vision: sailing into new york harbor in 1870, the french artist suddenly imaged the persona of liberty. The statue of liberty was a gift from the french people to the people of the united states as a symbol of the international friendship forged during the american revolution the statue was designed by frederic auguste bartholdi and the pedestal by alexandre gustave eiffel after many delays (mostly.
The statue of liberty, new york city harbor credit: image courtesy of american memory at the library of congress we will not forget that liberty has here made her home nor shall her chosen altar be neglected —president grover cleveland accepting the statue of liberty on behalf of the us. The basics statue of liberty tours start with a scenic ferry ride to the island, where you can explore the grounds or head to the famed, 10-story-high observation pedestal to see the original torch and gain great views and photo ops of the new york city skyline and neighboring new jersey. Viator was happy to take our money, but then sent us only 2 of 3 of our statue of liberty tickets we had to argue with the ticket window and the castle clinton, but then were forced to buy new tickets.
Visiting liberty island is one of the most rewarding experiences of any trip to new york city however, visitors who wish to enter the museum, pedestal, or crown must secure reservations for over a decade, the national park service has implemented a reservation system this is very different from. Visit the statue of liberty national monument and ellis island immigration museum ferry service to both liberty and ellis island is the only way to get there. Facts about the statue of liberty teach us about freedom and liberty the statue of liberty fun facts for kids are a great way to teach history. Statue of liberty national monument anchors the symbol of american freedom and opportunity, lady liberty has long been a beacon to those seeking refuge on our shores.
Our statue of liberty and ellis island tours are the best way to make the most of your visit join us for an all-inclusive visit to statue of liberty and ellis island. News about statue of liberty commentary and archival information about statue of liberty from the new york times. 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.
Take in the sights from the torch balcony at the statue of liberty, where the public has not been permitted to visit in person since 1916, and see unique, one-of-a-kind perspectives of the torch, crown, face and tablet, in addition to ultra widescreen panoramic images and live hd streaming video. Through one hundred years of biting sea winds, driving rains and beating sun, the copper skin of the statue of liberty not only has grown more beautiful but also has remained virtually intact. One of the most famous seven wonders of the world, the statue of liberty facts for kids are really something interesting for adults too.
Statue of liberty statues, souvenirs and gifts come in a variety of options our statue of liberty foam crowns and hats are perfect for event giveaways and parties. Building the statue america and france worked together to build the statue of liberty americans built the pedestal, and the french built the statue and assembled it in the united states. Statue of liberty replicas in can be found in pangasinan and as far as camp john hay amphitheater in baguio city thailand [ edit ] the mini siam and mini europe model village , in pattaya , has a miniature statue of liberty amongst others. The statue of liberty is more than a monument she is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world these exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires the statue of.