Name: Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)
Location: New York City, New York, USA
GPS Cordinates: 40°41′21"N 74°2′40"W
Building Type: Massive Neoclassical Sculpture
Built: 19th Century
Annual Visitors: Over 4.5 million (2016)
Annual Revenue: $364 million (local gateway regions)
22 Statue of Liberty Facts for Kids
The Statue of Liberty is a copper statue in New York City, NY, USA.
The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in New York City, NY, USA.
The GPS coordinates of the Statue of Liberty are 40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W.
Liberty Enlightening the World is the official name of the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the people of the United States from the people of France.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable buildings in the United States of America.
The Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
The Statue of Liberty’s metal framework was constructed by French civil engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel.
The Statue of Liberty was constructed in France, packed into crates and shipped to the United States where it was assembled on its pedestal.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28th, 1886. The dedication ceremony was presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, the former New York governor.
At the dedication ceremony, U.S. President Grover Cleveland famously said "stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's oppression until Liberty enlightens the world".
The Statue of Liberty features the Roman liberty goddess Libertas. She is holding a stone tablet with her left hand and a torch above her head with her right hand. The stone tablet bares the engraving JULY IV MDCCLXXVI, which is the Roman numeral date for the U.S. Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776). At her feet, there is a broken chain and shackle, representing the abolition of slavery.
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge designated the Statue of Liberty a U.S. National Monument on October 15th, 1924.
Today, the Statue of Liberty is managed by the U.S. National Park Service. In the past, it has been managed by the United States Lighthouse Board (1886-1901) and the Department of War (1901-1933).
The Statue of Liberty from ground to tip has a height just over 305 feet. Just the copper statue portion of the Statue of Liberty has a height just over 151 feet.
Liberty Island, the location of the Statue of Liberty, is in Upper Bay of New York Harbor and covers 12.7 acres.
Visitors can come to Liberty Island via concessionaire boats. Concessionaire boats are available in Battery Park, Manhattan in New York City and Liberty State Park in New Jersey
In 2019, the U.S. National Park Service has 100 permanent and 32 seasonal employees working at the Statue of Liberty. These numbers don’t include the U.S. Park Police personnel.
In 2016, the U.S. National Park Service reported over 4.5 million visitors to the Statue of Liberty.
In 2016, the U.S. National Park Service reported that those 4.5 million visitors spent over $263 million in the local getaway regions while visiting the Statue of Liberty.
In 2013, the U.S. National Park Service reported only 1.8 million visitors to the Statue of Liberty. This was the lowest attendance in a long time and was due to Hurricane Sandy.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty can be found on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.