NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world.
The 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday.
It’s the new home for the statue’s original torch and other artifacts which had previously been in a smaller museum space inside the statue’s pedestal. But the pedestal is accessible only to the fraction of the more than 4 million annual visitors who manage to get limited-availability statue entry tickets.
The new space is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island, with admission included in the price of the ferry ticket.