Statue of Liberty New York

Given to the United States by the people of France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is an internationally recognized symbol of freedom and democracy.

Quick Facts

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250097
Names
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World
Statue of Liberty National Monument
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Timeline

1875
Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi begins sculpting the Statue of Liberty
1885
Statue of Liberty transported across the Atlantic to New York
28 Oct 1886
Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1916
Statue of Liberty's torch converted to electric power
1956
Bedloe's Island renamed Liberty Island
1984
The Statue of Liberty is added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO.
1985
The Statue of Liberty is repaired and restored by American and French workers in preparation for its centennial celebration in July 1986.