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.
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
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
Height: 555 feet
Weight: 5 inches
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
Height of Carving: 60 feet
Height of Mountain: 5, 725 feet
Sculpture: Gutzon Borglum
Cost: $1 Million