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Statue of Liberty

National Monument - New York

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is situated on Liberty Island south of Ellis Island, which together comprise the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance.

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https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is situated on Liberty Island south of Ellis Island, which together comprise the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance. "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. Liberty Island is located in New York Harbor, and can only be reached by boat. Ferries operated by Statue Cruises depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Liberty Island Information Center The Liberty Island Information Center is currently closed. For information see a park ranger or volunteer in the Statue of Liberty Museum. A ranger or volunteer is available to answer questions and provide general information about the Statue of Liberty and make recommendations for your visit. The park brochure, Passport To Your National Parks (R) cancellation stamp, and the ferry departure schedule are also located in the information center. The Liberty Island Information Center is on Liberty Island between the main dock and the flagpole across from the Cafe and Bookstore. The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island from Statue Cruises Ferry Patina green statue atop her pedestal on Liberty Island; grey cloudy sky in the distance The Statue of Liberty's patina green stands out brilliantly on a cloudy day. The Statue of Liberty with New York City Skyline The Statue of Liberty in front of the New York City skyline. Statue of Liberty stands tall on Liberty Island with the skyline of bustling New York City in view. Close-up of the Statue of Liberty's Head Close-up of the Statue of Liberty's head, crown, and the folds of her robe This close-up reveals fine details of the Statue of Liberty's face, hair, crown, and robe, which can be difficult to see even in person. The Statue of Liberty taken on Liberty Island Entire patina green Statue of Liberty and very top of granite pedestal The Statue of Liberty stands tall on her pedestal: from the ground to the tip of the torch, she measures 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)! Statue of Liberty from Flagpole Plaza on Liberty Island Shoulders, head, and raised right arm of the Statue of Liberty from behind the statue. Millions visit the Statue of Liberty each year, but only a select few, like this peregrine falcon perched on the left-most ray, enjoy the view from above the crown. A Slice of History: Pizza in America The National Park Service and Evelyn Hill Inc., the food service concessionaire at the Statue of Liberty since 1931 and Ellis Island since 2009, have cooked up a way to celebrate Pizza. We’ve invited five purveyors of one of America’s favorite foods to share their crusty craftsmanship and their founder's immigration stories with a temporary exhibit in the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Person dressed as a pizza slice with pizza fans The Statue of Liberty in Recruitment and War Bonds Posters When the US entered into World War I, the government was faced with the dilemma of converting and funding a standing army to armed forces. The solution enacted were propaganda campaigns with intense recruiting and fundraising appeals that employed the Statue of Liberty as the symbol of American freedom. The Statue appeared in poster images with banner logos designed to appeal to the public’s sense of nationalism, competition, guilt, fear, revenge and social standing. Cartoon of Statue of Liberty pointing at you: Domestic Sabotage: The Explosion at Black Tom Island In the early morning hours of July 30, 1916, a munitions depot located on Black Tom Island, in Jersey City, NJ, was deliberately sabotaged to prevent supplies from being delivered to Britain and France during World War I. Although this is the closest some would come to combat during the war, the attack rattled at America’s golden door. Pile of rubble with a man standing next to it and Statue of Liberty in the background Designing the Parks: Learning in Action The Designing the Parks program is not your typical internship. Each year since 2013, this program at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation has introduced a cohort of college students and recent graduates to NPS design and planning professions through projects related to cultural landscape stewardship. In the internships, made possible by partner organizations, participants focus on an in-depth project that directly engages with a national park unit. A group of young people stand on forest trail and listen to two maintenance employees June: A Month of Milestones The times are a changin’, and there’s no better time to honor those moments of change than in June. Over the course of America’s history, the month of June is filled with cultural changes, and some seasonal ones too. So just before the season changes and summer begins, take some time to visit these parks that commemorate extraordinary moments. Painting of suffragist on a horse Statue of Liberty's Original Torch Completes Move to New Home New York, NY (November 15, 2018) – The Statue of Liberty’s original torch moved into its new home inside the new Statue of Liberty Museum currently being built on Liberty Island. The original torch being lifted by crane into the new museum Statue of Liberty in the background. Departing and Arriving US Soldiers View the Statue of Liberty For some US soldiers shipping off overseas, the journey to the European battle fields began with departure from the port of Hoboken, New Jersey, into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty. Soldiers in uniforms stand on the deck of a steamship waving at the Statue of LIberty Liberty Through the Warriors' Lens Ten veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project® joined rangers from the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island for a photography workshop on Liberty Island on the first day of Fleet Week in New York City. Wounded Warriors taking photos of the Statue of Liberty from the deck of the ferry. Norman Thomas Newton Norman Thomas Newton served as director of the sub-commission known as the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Section from 1942 to 1943. The section was composed of museum curators, architects, artists, and academics who identified and re-located millions of cultural and artistic materials seized by the Nazis during WWII. Newton's personal commitments to public works and conservation echoed the developing aims of the NPS at that time. Four men in military uniforms stand on stone steps, holding paintings Heritage Documentation Programs Documents Statue of Liberty National Monument In June 2019, Heritage Documentation Programs staff led a team of NCPE interns on an intensive, ten-day site visit to document the Statue of Liberty as part of HDP’s annual summer internship program. Once on site, the architects laser scanned the interior of the pedestal and Statue from bottom to top, collecting terabytes of data. Meanwhile, the historians combed through primary source documents, both at Ellis Island and at the National Archives’ branch in Battery Park. Woman scans the stone fort wall surrounding the Statue of Liberty in the evening New Statue of Liberty Museum Opens to the Public The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened to the public May 16 following a dedication ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation President and CEO Stephen Briganti, as well as campaign chairperson Diane von Furstenberg, delivered remarks, which also included performances from Broadway stars and the Manhattan Girls Chorus. Original torch of the Statue of Liberty in a museum National Park Service Welcomes Veterans From The Mission Continues to Ellis Island for 9/11 Day of Service 120 volunteers came together on Ellis Island on September 7th for a day of service in remembrance of 9/11. The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to continue their service and connects veterans with their skills to under-resourced communities, partnered with the National Park Service to plan and implement this day of service. 11 Ways National Parks Influenced World War I (and vice versa) Uncover the hidden history of World War I in the national parks! A Renault tank and infantry move through a field USPP Officers Rescue Man Who Jumped Into NY Harbor Battery Park, NY – At approximately 7:15 this morning officers from the United States Park Police responded to screams for help coming from the area along the seawall in Battery Park in lower Manhattan. The officers were alerted to a man who had fallen into the harbor. The Mission Continues 9/11 Day of Service on Ellis Island The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit, teamed up with the National Park Service (NPS) for a Day of Service Project at Ellis Island on September 11, 2017. The Mission Continues empowers veterans to find purpose through community impact while they adjust to life back home. Preserving Places of Captivity: Civil War Military Prisons in the National Parks During the Civil War, over 400,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were held prisoner at more than 150 diff erent prison sites. Approximately 56,000 of these died in captivity. Although Andersonville is the most famous Civil War prison, it is only one of many Civil War military prisons that are preserved by the National Park Service. Resilient Walkway at Statue of Liberty National Monument Statue of Liberty National Monument uses interlocking brick pavers and secured granite pavers to mitigate future storm damage at the park. A view of the Statue of Liberty National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Top Ten Tips for Visiting the Statue of Liberty Are you planning a trip to the Statue of Liberty National Monument this summer? Check out these top ranger tips for a fun, safe, and unforgettable trip! A smiling ranger walks with a group of visitors on Liberty Island Series: Statue of Liberty - Panoramic Tour Take the panoramic tour of the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Photograph of the Statue of Liberty with American flag and trees at sunset Statue of Liberty Panoramas - Fort Wood and Pedestal HDP's panoramic photographs of Fort Wood and the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty Stone steps leading up to pedestal and base of the Statue of Liberty in fog Statue of Liberty Panoramas - Lower Levels HDP's panoramic photographs of the lover levels of the interior of the Statue of Liberty Metal framework and stairway inside the Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty Panoramas - Torch HDP's panoramic photographs of the torch of the Statue of Liberty View of New York City and harbor from balcony of the torch of the Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty Panoramas - Upper Levels HDP's panoramic photographs of the upper levels of the Statue of Liberty View from windows of the crown of the Statue of Liberty “Wandering” Through Park Skies: How Peregrine Falcons Connect National Parks Peregrine falcons live across the world and can be found throughout the United States. Learn how four national parks are connecting visitors to these remarkable birds. A brown falcon sits on a green metal spike over water with a boat September 11, 2001, NPS Oral History Project This oral history project recorded the memories and perspectives of NPS staff who experienced the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Transcripts and a 2004 report about the NPS response are available online. A petinad hand holds a flame aloft in the air.

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