Statue of Liberty Museum Opens to the Public

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island is now open to the public. The grand opening was followed by a dedication ceremony presented by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. and the National Park Service. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Chairman of the Board Albert Bellas and President and CEO Stephen Briganti, as well as Campaign Chairperson Diane von Furstenberg, delivered remarks at the ceremony, which also included performances from Broadway stars and the Manhattan Girls Chorus.

The 26,000-square-foot museum includes three gallery spaces, each one meant to inspire visitors and educate them about the Statue of Liberty. The experience reaches a finale with an up-close view of Lady Liberty’s original torch. The design of the museum aims to merge landscape and building, offering visitors panoramic views of Lady Liberty, lower Manhattan, and all of New York Harbor. Access to the museum is free with the purchase of a Statue Cruises ferry ticket to Liberty and Ellis Islands.

The new museum is part of a $100 million Liberty Island-wide beautification effort that’s being funded by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. The museum was designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative with exhibits created by experience design firm ESI Design. The structure was built by Phelps Construction Group, and SBI Consultants served as the owner’s representative coordinating activities among all stakeholders.

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.

The Statue of Liberty Monument was gift to the United States from France to celebrate the friendship the two countries experienced during the American Revolution. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has over the years has symbolized the freedom and democracy of the United States. For more information about the Statue of Liberty Museum or visiting Liberty Island go to

Related Stories 

Taking the Kids -- What's New at Theme Parks This Summer

Now Open: JFK Airport’s TWA Hotel

Stats: Memorial Day Travel Weekend to Be Second-busiest Ever

American to Add New Direct, Daily JFK to Guyana Flight

Suggested Articles:

ID Travel Group has announced the winner of its third Bonham-Carter Graduate Scholarship at Oxford University. See more here.

Eighty-seven percent of people who voted in the November 3 election support a new round of coronavirus-related relief from Washington. Read more here.

The U.S. Department of Transportation ruled this week that airlines do not have to recognize emotional support animals as service animals. Learn more.