September 11, 2001 - Liberty Island is completely closed to the public after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
December 2001 - Liberty Island reopens after 100 days, but the statue remains closed.
September 2003 - The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. begins a fundraising drive with the goal of raising $5 million dollars to build additional exits and upgrade fire and emergency systems.
March 30, 2004 - Interior Secretary Gale Norton announces that the Statue will reopen to visitors.
August 3, 2004 - The base of the statue reopens to the public after $20 million worth of safety measures are implemented.
September 18, 2007 - Park officials announce that the crown will remain closed to visitors indefinitely, due to fire safety and terrorism issues.
July 4, 2009 - The crown of the Statue of Liberty is reopened to visitors.
October 28, 2011 - The Statue of Liberty celebrates its 125th anniversary.
October 29, 2011 - The Statue of Liberty closes for millions of dollars in renovations. The closure is expected to last until October 2012. Liberty Island will remain open to visitors.
October 28, 2012 - On the 126th anniversary of the statue's dedication, the Statue of Liberty re-opens.
October 29, 2012 - The Statue of Liberty closes due to Superstorm Sandy.
November 21, 2012 - The National Park Service announces that due to significant damage sustained from Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty will remain closed. It is scheduled to reopen on July 4th.