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  2. 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.

  3. The Statue of Liberty, a hollow colossus composed of thinly pounded copper sheets over a steel framework, stands on an island at the entrance to New York Harbor. It was designed by sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi in collaboration with engineer Gustave Eiffel, and was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence in 1876.

  4. Statue of Liberty - History

    The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from France to the United States. It all started at dinner one night near Paris in 1865. A group of Frenchmen were discussing their dictator-like emperor and the democratic government of the U.S. They decided to build a monument to American freedom—and perhaps even strengthen French demands for ...

  5. Frequently Asked Questions About the Statue of Liberty ...

    The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World". The Statue's current replacement torch, added in 1986, is a copper flame covered in 24K gold.

  6. Fees & Passes - Statue Of Liberty National Monument (U.S ...

    The only on-site location to purchase authorized tickets is the Statue City Cruises official ticket office inside Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Plan ahead if possible, and avoid these scammers selling overpriced and/or fake tickets. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at the above link or By Phone: 1-877-LADY-TIX (877-523-9849) or 201 ...

  7. Statue of Liberty Meaning: What She Stands For

    The statue’s torch is a combination of copper and gold leaf, held up high by Lady Liberty’s right hand. By day, the sun’s rays reflect off the gold, while flood lights illuminate the torch at night. The original torch sits in the lobby of the museum. What you see today is a 1986 replacement. Symbolically, the torch represents enlightenment.

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