Lady Liberty's Crown Opens on 4th of July
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will officially reopen the crown of the Statue of Liberty to the public on July 4, 2009. About 20 lucky visitors will be among the first to climb the 354 steps to the crown on Saturday morning, but thanks to the power of technology, everyone can join in the celebration. The public can view photos of the day’s events on Flickr and follow Lady Liberty on Twitter.
July 4th marks the first time visitors can tour the crown since it was closed following the 9/11 attacks. About 240 visitors per day will be able to tour the crown, but you can visit the Statue of Liberty anytime from home by taking the new Statue of Liberty National Monument virtual tour
Katelyn Sabochik is the Director of New Media for the U.S. Department of the Interior