10 Fun Facts About  the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, also known as "Liberty Enlightening the World," is a well-known landmark and one of the world's most well-known and loved icons.

The stories that behind this lady are what make her so interesting. Here are some interesting facts about the Lady in the Harbor that you might not have known.

Her spiky hat is symbolic

Yes, each of the seven spikes on her crown represent the seven oceans and the seven continents of the world.


She is in fact a French

Her head spent time at the World's Fair in Paris before being given as a gift to celebrate the American revolution and the countries' friendship.


The statue functioned as a lighthouse.

She actually functioned as a lighthouse, guiding ships and sailors home after a long journey on the sea.


Her head isn't on properly!

People found out, in 1982, that the head had been installed 2 feet off center


Nobody is allowed in the torch

In 1916 the statue suffered minor damages from the Germans and nobody has been allowed to go into the torch since.


Lightning doesn't strike twice, does it?

It is believed that the Statue has been struck by lightning 600 times.


She escaped her chains

The statue's broken shackles represent progress away from oppression and slavery. She's entering a new, liberated era.


Why is she green?

Copper oxidation has turned the statue green. This isn't paint, either! The metal has been corroded and damaged.



She's not that skinny. She is on the bigger side because her waist is 35 feet across and her shoes are a size 879. Big is pretty!


She's a Hollywood star, too

The Statue is hit by a tsunami in the 1933 science-fiction film Deluge, seen in the 1941 film The Strawberry Blonde, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, etc