Statue of Liberty

THE SPOT

The Statue of Liberty

WHY BIG SIL DIGS IT

Big Sil is an all American dog and fights to raise awareness for freedom and liberty of all dog breeds.

A NUGGET OF HISTORY

The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from the French government, but rather a gift of inspiration that began with two prominent Frenchmen who thought of honoring the United States for our freedom and democracy in hopes of inspiring France’s own democracy after many war torn years lead by monarchy government. Edouard de Laboulaye may have had the idea as early as 1865, the year the United States abolished slavery as he was an abolitionist and was active in political reform. The actual designing of the statue started in 1871 by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, who also shared a vision for liberty and peace in France. The two Frenchmen came up with their own ideas for funding which mostly came from donations from like-minded French citizens. The statue was finished in 1884 and dedicated to the US in 1886.

Visit It:

Ferry boats depart daily from New York City’s Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan and Liberty State Park in the Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey.

First ferry out – 8:30 A.M.
Last ferry out – 3:30 P.M.
Last Ferry from Liberty Island 5:00 P.M.
Last Ferry from Ellis Island 5:15 P.M.

Adult Price: $25.50
Child (4-12): $16.00
Senior (62+): $21.00