Located on the 12 acre Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.
Ellis Island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. It was added to the National Park System in May of 1965 and through extensive restoration, its main building opened over a quarter century later on September 10, 1990 as a national museum of immigration.
There are ferries which take people to Liberty Island & Ellis Island from both New York and New Jersey. Tha ferries depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Visitors can enter the statue’s base and pedestal and then visit the Liberty Museum. There is a staircase inside the statue which leads to the Crown.
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Here are some photos of our Trip to Liberty Island and Ellis Island. We were lucky enough to visit the Statue of Liberty Museum Gallery and Pedestal Observation Levels.
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