For July 4th, we shared out Top 10 Secrets of the Statue of Liberty but there are so many fun facts and photographs about Lady Liberty’s torch alone we’ve decided to share them here.

1. There’s a Live Camera View of the Statue of Liberty Torch

Live Camera View Statue of Liberty Torch-NYC

Although the torch has been closed since 1916 (more on that later in this piece), the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, in partnership with Earth Cam, provides live views of the torch and down onto the harbor. Tip: Use the EarthCam link instead of the one on the foundation page, the latter appears to be broken except for the harbor view.

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