Statue of Liberty Tour

Welcome to the Statue of Liberty! For over 100 years this famous American landmark greeted immigrants to the shores of the United States. She is a beautiful reminder of the importance of political liberty and of friendship between countries. This EL Civics history and government lesson will take you on a guided tour of this historic landmark. It is designed to help citizenship students answer question 95 on the new United States Naturalization Test.

Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor Where is the Statue of Liberty?

    • The Statue of Liberty is in New York Harbor on a small island called Liberty Island.
  • The wall that surrounds the statue is shaped like a star.
Ferry Boats for Statue of Liberty Tour How do people get to Liberty Island?

    • They ride ferry boats to the island. Tourists can buy ferry tickets at Battery Park.
    • In this photo, you can see the ferries in the water.
  • There is no fee to enter the Statue of Liberty.



Statue of Liberty Face and Crown Where did the Statue of Liberty come from?

  • The people of France gave it to the United States in 1886.

Why did France give the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

  • To celebrate the friendship between the two countries during the American Revolution (1775-1783).

Who designed the Statue of Liberty?

  • Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor.


Statue of Liberty Holding a Torch in Her Right Hand What is the Statue of Liberty holding in her right hand?

  • She is holding a torch.

What does the torch represent?

  • It represents political freedom.

Can visitors climb up to the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

  • No, they can’t.

How tall is the Statue of Liberty?

  • She is 151 feet tall.

What color is the statue, and what is she made from?

  • She is light green and is made from copper.


Statue of Liberty Holding a Tablet in Her Left Hand-July 4, 1776 What is the Statue of Liberty holding in her left hand?

  • She is holding a tablet that says July 4, 1776, which is the day the United States declared its independence from Great Britain.



Statue of Liberty Upper Torso What do the rays in the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent?

  • They represent the seven seas and the seven continents of the world.

Can visitors climb up to the Statue of Liberty’s crown?

  • Yes, visitors can walk up 354 steps, which is the same as climbing to the top of a 22-story building, to get to her crown. The interior of the statue and the crown was reopened on July 4, 2009.


View of New York City from the Statue of Liberty Can people see New York City from the Statue of Liberty?

  • Yes, they can!

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free … I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”  The New Colossus by American poet Emma Lazarus

EL Civics Statue of Liberty Tour

Author: Dennis Hickey

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