The Great American Monuments

The Great American Monuments

Explore the amazing great American Monuments such as Liberty Bell,Statue of Liberty, The Shrine of Democracy and The Washington Monument.


LIBERTY BELL

Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Number of Visitors: About 1.5 million per year

Material: 70% Copper, 25% Tin, 5% other metals

Height over the Crown: 2 feet, 3 inches

Weight Originally: 2080 pounds

Length of Visible Hairline Fracture: Approximately 2 feet, 4 inches

Cost: About $139

Bell Originally Casted: Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 1752


STATUE OF LIBERTY

The Statue was a gift from France to honor the friendship between France and America that began during the American Revolution.

Location: Liberty Island, New York Harbor

Number of Visitors: 3 million per year

Dedicated: October 28, 1886

Material: Copper, Iron

Height of Statue Alone: 151 feet

Height Including Pedestal: 305 feet

Weight of Statue: 225 tons

Number of Steps: 154

Cost: $650,000


 The Washington Monument

– This huge monument was built to honor America’s first president.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Number of Visitors: More than 1 million per year

Dedicated: February 21, 1885

Material: Marble

Height: 555 feet

Weight: 5 inches

Shape: Obelisk

Number of Steps: 898

Designer: Robert Mills

Cost: Approximately $ 1.2 Million


  The Shrine of Democracy

Also known as ” Mount Rushmore Memorial. The four faces carved on the granite cliff are four of America’s most popular presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Location: The Black Hills of South Dakota

Number of Visitors: Almost 3 million per year

Dedicated: August 10, 1927

Material: Granite

Height of Carving: 60 feet

Height of Mountain: 5, 725 feet

Sculpture: Gutzon Borglum

Cost:  $1 Million


 

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