8 Fascinating Facts About The Statue of Liberty


The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Learn more about one of NYC's top tourist attractions!

The Statue of Liberty used to have a reddish brown color.

Although you cannot see Lady Liberty’s feet clearly she is in fact standing among a broken shackle and chains, with her right foot raised, depicting her moving forward away from oppression and slavery.

In high winds of 50mph Lady Liberty can sway by up to 3 inches, while her torch can move 5 inches.

3.2 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.

The 7 spikes on the Statue of Liberty's crown represent the 7 oceans and the 7 continents of the world, indicating the universal concept of liberty.

There's a family that lives on Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty.

Two people have committed suicide by jumping off the Statue of Liberty, one in 1929 and the other in 1932, while many others have jumped and survived.

In the 1980s, the Statue of Liberty was found to suffer galvanic corrosion, meaning it had turned into a giant battery due to its paint and metal being exposed to salt water.