Civics Lessons for Students

Statue of Liberty Tour, Page 3

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

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