Discover the Statue of Liberty in a new and innovative way.
The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a symbol of freedom to millions around the world. This app uses Augmented Reality and immersive storytelling to bring the Statue to life anywhere. Now you can experience the iconic monument from wherever you are.
The app features multiple AR experiences that allow you to explore the iconic monument from new perspectives and at new depths. Through the app, users can access the Statue in ways that few have been able to do before. A rich curation of stories and visual media walks you through more than 150 years of the Statue’s history — from her origins in France in 1865 to the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum in May 2019. The app also features two immersive audio experiences: An exclusive podcast transports listeners to critical moments in the Statue of Liberty’s history; and an interactive audio tour guides visitors to 35 points of interest as they explore Liberty Island on foot.
Torch Panorama (AR)
Experience a rare view from the Statue of Liberty’s torch, wherever you are. This AR experience offers breathtaking views of Liberty Island and the expansive New York Harbor. Watch the New York City skyline as the sun rises and falls. No one has seen this view since 1916, when public access to the torch was shut down.
Making of Lady Liberty (AR)
Explore the engineering marvel and global symbolism of the Statue of Liberty by placing her right in front of you. Augmented Reality allows you to interact with the most accurate 3D model of the Statue to date. See how the exposure to the elements over time transformed her original copper luster into the iconic green patina we see today. And look inside the Statue to explore Gustave Eiffel’s trussed iron tower.
Life-Size Model (AR)
Study a life-size 3D model of the Statue of Liberty’s left foot using Augmented Reality. Place the model in front of you, pinch and zoom in to scale, and marvel at its size.
Historical Time-lapse (180° Experience)
Watch Manhattan’s skyline evolve over the past 200 years through a time-lapse video set from the view point of Lady Liberty’s crown.
Historical and Educational Content
Discover exclusive content curated from the National Park Service archives. Read about the Statue of Liberty’s origins and the visionaries and innovators that brought the monument to life. Reflect on how the Statue’s meanings changed in times of war and peace, and as new waves of immigrants sailed by. Go behind the scenes of the Statue’s restoration and the new museum with the Foundation that has been preserving Lady Liberty’s legacy since 1982.
On-Island Audio Tour with Map and Podcast Mini-series
To complement the launch of the new museum, the Statue of Liberty app provides access to an audio tour and guided map when visiting the island. In addition, a newly released podcast, Raising the Torch, is available for all users to listen whether they’re getting ready to visit Liberty Island or exploring from thousands of miles away. This specially produced podcast includes first-person narratives and interviews with historians, who tell the fascinating and winding origin story of the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Ratings and Reviews
Let's be clear, this app is fully functional and is visually stunning. It doesn't "do a lot" but what were you expecting from a picture of a 144 year old statue? Can't believe the negatives from ppl who don't know how to use it or are trying to use it on obsolete devices. Ignore them and get it, it's free. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!
This is beautiful!
Growing up on the upper-westside of Manhattan it was a rare trip to the Statue of Liberty during the 80’s. But I had this amazing pop-up book that explained its history and marvels. This app is that pop-up book reimagined in ways a child of my time, let alone before, could never imagine. Great job! (Used on iPhone X)
Not True AR
The app is visually stunning, however, the first experience is not true AR. Such experience can be easily implemented by using accelerometer or gyroscope alone without scanning a surface. And will also enable the experience on devices that do not support AR processing. Seriously, what’s the point of scanning a surface if I cannot move around and hover the statue from different angle? The first AR experience is just a hype in this app!
- The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation Inc.
- 1.1 GB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- ©2019 The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.