Statue of Liberty’s Crown to Reopen

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 21, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
The Statue of Liberty's crown will reopen to the public on Sunday, Oct. 28. (Timothy Cleary/AFP/Getty Images)
The Statue of Liberty's crown will reopen to the public on Sunday, Oct. 28. (Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—After being closed for more than a year for renovations, the crown of the Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public on Oct. 28.

The date holds special significance in the statue’s history. On Oct. 28, 1886, the statue was dedicated after arriving in 300 pieces as a gift of friendship from the French a year earlier.

The statue is on 12-acre Ellis Island and accessible by ferry. The first visitors will be able to enter the crown at 11 a.m., after a ceremony.

Advanced registration is required to access the crown. All reservations through the end of the year may be booked already, according to the National Park Service, though the public can make sure by visiting the service’s website for the statue.

The crown will only be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and Thursday mornings, until early 2013.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.