The Statue of Liberty
May 1 @ 9:30 am - Dec 31 @ 4:30 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Take a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the iconic statue. After a lovely 15-minute boat ride with amazing views and no crowds. Walk among paved, stroller-friendly paths and relax in shady grassy areas. Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal (crown tours not currently available)
At the Statue of Liberty Museum, explore the story of the Statue’s creation, her history, and her evolving meaning to people across the world. See Lady Liberty’s original torch and visit the vista roof to take in the spectacular 360 degree view of New York Harbor
Find snack stands and restrooms on the boat and on the island and shop for souvenirs.
All ferries stop next at Ellis Island for self-guided tours of the National Museum of Immigration. Stop by the American Family Immigration History Center to research your family’s immigration to America with access to more than 65 million passenger records from ship arrivals in the Port of New York from 1820 – 1957 (records available for purchase).
Ferries depart from Battery Park and Liberty State Park, NJ from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily; the islands are open until 5:00 pm. The free Staten Island Ferry is also an option for pretty close views.
Complimentary audio tours are available or hire a tour guide – we’ve heard great things about Amy at [email protected]
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