The Statue of Liberty is officially known as, “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.
7 Tips For Visiting The Statue of Liberty
Tip 1: Allow Plenty of Time for Your Visit
Tip 2: Arrive Early to Avoid Lines & Buy Your Ticket In Advance
Tip 3: Pack a Picnic
Tip 4: There Are Stairs to Climb
Tip 5: Prepare For The Sun (Bring sunblock and pack water)
Tip 6: Take a Free Tour
Tip 7: See the Statue of Liberty’s Original Torch
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited attractions in the United States and taking the Statue Cruises ferry is the only way that you can set foot on Liberty Island. Expect lines at the ticket booth, security screening and to board the ferry if you don’t arrive first thing in the morning.