Recently opened, as evident by the still-present closed-off construction areas, the Statue of Liberty Museum gives all the history of the conception, creation and reception of the great green lady in river. Exhibits include an inside look at how the statue is build to withstand the the weather, how its copper "skin" in only at thick at 2 pennies. You can see and touch replicas of its ear, foot and face, and walk around the original glass torch that once lit the way for immigrants coming to America. There is no fee to enter, so the place is packed with people, and the interior is small, so a little patience to approach the displays is recommended. Don't miss out on the rooftop viewing deck, offering great unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and Ellis Island. You can access the roof via the outdoor stairs next to the main entrance to the museum.