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The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in New York Harbour.It was designed by the French sculptor'Frederic Bartholdi'and dedicated on October 28th 1886.The statue,a gift to the United States from the people of France,is a robed female figure representing'Libertas',the Roman goddess of freedom,who bears a torch and 'Tabula Ansata'(a tablet evoking the law)upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independance,July 4th 1776.A broken chain lies at her feet.The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States.
The statue is an excact replica of a much smaller version which stands on the banks of the River Seine in Paris,another smaller version can be seen in Las Vegas.Millions of tourists flock to see the monument every year and the it was usually the first sight to see for so many immigrants who came to New York by boat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ferries to Liberty island run all day till dusk,check websites for times and prices.

Address: In the Hudson River
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
Phone: +1 212-363-3200
Website: http://www.statuecruises.com/

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  • Written Nov 16, 2011
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