"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" is the symbol of freedom and democracy ( In French: La Liberté éclairant le monde). It was a gift of friendship from French people on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. The copper statue (305 feet) was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
The Statue of Liberty is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken shackle and chain lie at her feet as she walks forward, commemorating the recent national abolition of slavery. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and a national park tourism destination. It is a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
The statue is located at Liberty Island and you need to buy ferry ticket to go there.
Do you know that you can even visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Due to its extreme popularity, tickets to the crown are by advanced reservation only. A limited number of crown tickets are available each day and tickets for the crown must be purchased in advance of your travel to the island.