How Many Spikes Are on the Statue of Liberty?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 11:17:09 PM ET

According to USA Today, the Statue of Liberty has seven spikes on her crown. The spikes represent the seven seas and seven continents of the world. Each spike is 9 feet long and weighs up to 150 pounds.

The Statue of Liberty's crown overlooks the New York Harbor, and visitors can reach it by climbing a twisting staircase made up of 354 steps. According to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the statue measures 305 feet, 6 inches tall from the pedestal's base to the torch's tip. Lady Liberty measures 111 feet, 6 inches from head to foot, has a 35-foot waistline, has an 8-foot-tall face and weighs 450,000 pounds.