The face of the Statue of Liberty inside the museum.
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Statue of Liberty Museum

Liberty Island, New York

What does liberty mean? Find out at the Statue of Liberty Museum, which opened in May. Kids can learn the rich history of this 133-year-old structure, including what the iconic statue represents to the country and the world. Take interactive tours, explore smaller statues made from Legos and other materials, and even climb a replica of Lady Liberty’s feet. The museum is also home to the original torch and numerous artifacts. “Many people have a special connection to the statue,” Liberty Island park ranger Bryanna Plog says. “She is the symbol of many things, such as liberty and freedom.” —Ellen Nam

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