Making America Victorious Again!
  • Location: Liberty Island Manhattan, New York City, New York,[1] United States
  • Coordinates: 40°41′21″N 74°2′40″WCoordinates: 40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W
  • Height: Base to torch: 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters) Ground to torch: 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)
  • Dedicated: October 28, 1886
  • Restored: 1938, 1984–1986, 2011–2012
  • Sculptor: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
  • Visitors: 3.2 million (in 2009)
  • Governing body: U.S. National Park Service
  • Designated: October 15, 1924
  • Designated by: President Calvin Coolidge
    • Emma Lazarus’ Famous Poem

      A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands.

    • The New Colossus

    • Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    • With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    • Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    • A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    • Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    • Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    • Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    • The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    • "Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    • With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    • Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    • The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    • Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    • I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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