With its combination of breathtaking views and living history, the Statue of Liberty Museum stands as an inspiring and dynamic part of the Liberty Island experience, inviting visitors to dive into the story behind the sculpture and immerse themselves in unique artifacts.
Opened in 2019, the 26,000 square-foot museum is a destination unto itself. Beautifully designed, universally accessible, and housing an extraordinary and engaging collection of American heirlooms, the Museum enhances visits to the Island with interactive exhibits that enable visitors to explore the Statue’s grandeur without the need for additional advanced reservations or tickets.
WHAT TO SEE
The Story of an Icon
Embark on a breathtaking, virtual fly-through of the Statue’s interior and enjoy a captivating multimedia adventure that introduces you to the sweeping story of Lady Liberty and the ideals she represents.
Building a Monument
Step inside the warehouse where Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi built the Statue of Liberty. A series of multimedia displays evokes the sculptor’s studio, taking you through the process of the monument’s construction.
Carrying the Torch
Your visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum culminates in the awe-inspiring Inspiration Gallery. Here visitors can add their portrait to the Becoming Liberty collage and get an up-close view of Liberty’s most recognizable symbol – her original torch.
BRINGING THE MUSEUM TO LIFE
Making of the Museum
Constructing a building on a small island in the middle of a busy harbor is no small feat! It tooks years of planning, hundreds of skilled workers, and contributions from thousands of generous donors to make the Statue of Liberty Museum a reality.
Museum Construction Time-Lapse
The Founders Registry
The museum is able to preserve the promise of Lady Liberty through the support of our dedicated community and our generous Founders.
Our Major Donors
Inspired by all that Lady Liberty represents and the museum’s mission to tell her story, dozens of philanthropists answered the call to make the museum a reality.
The Statue of Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and legacy of a remarkable American treasure. Unique collections and modern galleries provide an enhanced educational experience, inviting visitors to contemplate the meaning of the Statue and explore history in thought-provoking ways.
A stirring and engaging destination, the Museum acts as an extension of the park and of the monument itself. By sharing Lady Liberty’s story, we provide a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, and help visitors gain a new appreciation for one of the world’s most inspiring icons.
Honoring her legacy
To commemorate the Statue of Liberty Museum, our generous supporters at Liberty Mutual Insurance commissioned a poem of hope and unity by U.S. Poet Laureate (2017-2019) Tracy K. Smith.
Ensuring her legacy
The Museum is made possible through the generosity of visitors like you. Help write her next verse by supporting our efforts.