A New Way to Experience History

In the fall of 2016, the next step in Lady Liberty’s great legacy was announced—the construction of the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum™. When this new museum opens, it will be the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the Statue herself. More than that, it will allow millions more visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by her history and message of freedom and opportunity. The Museum is scheduled to open May 2019.


News & Events

  • Paris Fashion Week Toasts ‘Lady Liberty’

    date Feb 28, 2019 | The New York Times

    PARIS — “Meet my brother. Meet my best friend from college. Meet the descendants of Gustave Eiffel!” The fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg was in full swing working the room at the American Embassy in Paris...Read More

  • Statue of Liberty’s Original Torch Moved to Museum Site

    date November 15, 2018 | PIX 11

    NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty's original torch, which has been housed in a museum in the base of the statue since a replica replaced it in the 1980s, was moved across Liberty Island...Read More

  • Take a Tour of Lady Liberty’s Torch

    date November 13, 2018 | The New York Times

    It took two years of worry and strategizing, but the day of truth is about to arrive for Doug Phelps. As part of a $100 million upgrade, his construction crew will be moving the original Statue of Liberty torch from its resting place inside the statue’s pedestal...Read More


Become Part of Her Legacy

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is inspired by moments in history when private citizens, sponsors and visitors from around the world joined together to preserve and maintain an exceptional thread in the fabric of our nation. From original construction of Lady Liberty to raising money for the pedestal, as well as the centennial campaign to restore Liberty’s glory, generosity has been key to the preservation and enhancement of the Statue of Liberty. Become a part of this inspirational history by making a donation today to The Statue of Liberty Museum.

Become part of history today!
It is with tremendous gratitude for the extraordinary past support that the Foundation moves forward with confidence toward this transformational project. Thank you to all the major donors who have already contributed to this project.