This Day In History - Statue of Liberty Arrives in America 1885

Statue of Liberty Arrives in America 1885

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1885, the dismantled State of Liberty, a giftof friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrivesin New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue,which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, became known around the worldas an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.

Event Location

New York City