In October 1886, France gifted this monument to the young United States, a masterpiece designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by the famous Gustave Eiffel. It has since become an emblem of America. As it happens, the statue was initially on display in Philadelphia before it was moved to the New York Harbour in 1886. The impressive Ms. Liberty is a neoclassical scultpure made of copper, and today represents the values of freedom, liberty and equality. It is the first welcome spot upon which immigrants set foot when they arrived here, passing through Ellis Island. You can take a tour of Ellis Island Immigration Museum and explore the site where 12 million immigrants from countless different countries landed and embarked on their journey in the United States.
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