Discover the hidden marvels of the Statue of Liberty! Delve into 06 lesser-known, awe-inspiring facts about this iconic monument that will leave you utterly amazed.

Copper's Changing Hue:  The Statue of Liberty's iconic green color is due to oxidation of its copper exterior. However, did you know it was originally reddish-brown? The color transformation took years to complete.

Goddess of Liberty's Crown:  Lady Liberty's crown has seven rays, symbolizing the seven continents and oceans of the world. Visitors can climb to the crown's observation deck, which offers breathtaking views of New York City. 

Gift From France:  A symbol of friendship between the United States and France, the statue was gifted by the people of France to commemorate the centennial of American independence in 1876.

Ellis Island Connection:  The Statue of Liberty served as a welcoming sight for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, seeking a new life in the United States. It became a symbol of hope and freedom. 

Torch Lighting:  The torch held by Lady Liberty's right hand was originally designed to be illuminated, acting as a guiding light for ships entering New York Harbor. It was replaced with a gold leaf-covered flame in 1986. 

Roman Numeral Dedication:  He statue's full name is "Liberty Enlightening the World." The Roman numerals "July IV MDCCLXXVI" are inscribed on its tablet, representing the date of the United States' Declaration of Independence.