135 years after the Statue of Liberty landed in New York, her “Little Sister” has arrived in Washington, DC. The 9-foot bronze replica of Lady Liberty weighs 1,000 pounds and was crafted from the original 1878 plaster model by Auguste Bartholdi. Her arrival in DC on Bastille Day (July 14) celebrates freedom and the French-American friendship.
The “Little Sister” statue has been installed at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Washington DC after a quick visit to Ellis Island, NY.
The statue will sit in front of the Ambassador’s residence in Kalorama for the next 10 years and is publicly visible from the street. The French Ambassador’s Residence is located at 2221 Kalorama Rd NW.
“Little Sister” Inauguration Event
I had the honor of being invited to the French Ambassador’s Residence for the statue’s unveiling.
The private event included members of the press, influencers, and of course the Ambassador of France to the United States, M. Philippe Etienne.
Here is a short clip of the original unveiling of the statue.
While the grounds of the Ambassador’s Residence aren’t open to the public, you can see the statue from the street through the fence.
If you visit to take photos, plan to zoom in a bit so that you can capture the statue framed by the Residence in the background.French Ambassador’s Residence on Google Maps
Photos of the Statue of Liberty’s “Little Sister” in Washington DC
Here are more photos I took of the Statue of Liberty’s miniature “Little Sister.” I tried to photograph the statue from the fence as well so you can get a better understanding of what you’ll see when visiting. In my photos, there is also a press box obscuring the view from the street which shouldn’t typically be there.