Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island, Manhattan
New York, NY

Type: Landmarks
(212) 363-3200

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The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, is one of the most iconic symbols of freedom and democracy in the world. A gift from France to the United States, the statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and has since become a universal symbol of hope, liberty, and opportunity.

Designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and engineered by Gustave Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty stands at an impressive height of 305 feet, including its pedestal. The statue depicts a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, holding a torch above her head with her right hand and carrying a tablet inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence in her left hand.

The Statue of Liberty has long served as a beacon of welcome to immigrants arriving in the United States, with its iconic image greeting millions of immigrants as they sailed into New York Harbor in search of a better life. Today, the statue remains a powerful symbol of America's commitment to freedom, democracy, and human rights, inspiring people from around the world with its message of hope and opportunity.

Visitors to the Statue of Liberty can take a ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in New Jersey to Liberty Island, where they can explore the statue and its pedestal, visit the museum located within the pedestal, and enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor from the observation deck.

In addition to its historical and cultural significance, the Statue of Liberty is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit destination for tourists visiting New York City. Whether you're admiring it from afar or standing at its base, the Statue of Liberty continues to captivate and inspire visitors with its timeless message of freedom and unity.

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