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.


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


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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