Statue Of Liberty National Monument

Statue Of Liberty National Monument

At A Glance


Nowhere else on Earth is there a symbol that expresses the concept and ideals of personal freedom as dramatically as the Statue of Liberty. 

Perhaps it is fitting that hundreds of thousands of ordinary people on both sides of the Atlantic contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to her construction and that millions more contributed millions of dollars to ensure her continued existence. 

The Statue of Liberty may have been created by the genius of a few visionaries, but the concept she represents speaks to the minds and resonates in the hearts of ordinary men and women everywhere.

About the Statue

Size and Weight: Statue: 151 feet tall, nearly 225 tons, copper over steel. Pedestal: 89 feet tall, granite.

Designers: Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, born in Colmar, France, in 1834. The interior iron framework was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, also designer of the Eiffel Tower. The statue's pedestal was designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt.

Exhibit: A permanent exhibit in the museum at the base of the statue details the statue's origin and construction as well as the story of her evolution into an international symbol of liberty.