An emblematic monument of New York (and of the whole country), the Statue of Liberty, is an important site to visit during his stay. And recently, the Statue of Liberty has its new museum open west of Liberty Island.
The new Museum of the Statue of Liberty offers each visitor to (re) discover the history of this masterpiece’s remarkable objects.
- The museum dedicated to “Miss Liberty” was open on the ground floor of the pedestal of the Statue.
- The construction of this new museum started in October 2016
- The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation funded this $ 100 million project.
New Museum of the Statue of Liberty: a place rich in discoveries
Housed in a futuristic building west of Liberty Island, the new Statue of Liberty Museum spans 2,400 m2 and revolves around three rooms. You will first access an immersive theater where a visual experience of ten minutes awaits you. This introduction will take you inside the monument.
The second room (the Engagement Gallery) invites you to dive into Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s workshop, the one who built the Statue. During this immersion, you will discover all the famous monuments’ stages through photos and objects.
In the third room (the Inspiration Gallery), you will be invited to participate in a multimedia workshop to share your perception of freedom. You can also create your self-portrait and add it to the participatory mosaic nicknamed “Becoming Liberty.”
Your visit will end with a historic symbol: the Statue’s original flame (after having been erected for 100 years, it was dismantled and replaced).
Visit bonus: access to the museum roof, which offers a panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty, the port of New York, and the famous skyline of Manhattan.
The new Statue of Liberty Museum has been built at the tip of Liberty Island near the monument. This new building with large picture windows and surrounded by a garden was built to accommodate the growing number of visitors. Indeed, the Statue of Liberty receives more than 4.5 million tourists a year. However, not everyone can enter the pedestal of the Statue. It has until now housed the Museum of the Statue of Liberty.
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To visit the new museum dedicated to “Miss Liberty,” you must take the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, the museum will be on your left (and the Statue on your right). The entrance is included in the ticket for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You do not need to book your entry.
Do you have the New York Pass, the New York City Pass, or the New York City Explorer Pass? The entrance is also included in that for the Statue.
And here. All you have to do is plan a visit to this new museum to discover everything about this famous Statue of Liberty!