"Lady Liberty" Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Tip by mrclay2000

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by mrclay2000

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French people to mark our centennial, is roughly contemporary with the Brooklyn Bridge, meaning that both have been a part of the New York scene for longer than most of the buildings in Manhattan. Situated actually in New Jersey waters but regarded by most as a New Yorker, the monument is open for visitation year round. Two thousand tickets daily are available on a first-come first-serve basis to tour inside the statue, which roughly means that the first ten boats carry the lucky few. Boats leave constantly on a daily schedule, stopping also at Ellis Island. The round-trip for those not getting off the boat at either island takes about 75 minutes. Ticket kiosks are located inside Castle Clinton in Battery Park. The audio tour costs $16 for adults but for just the plain passage the fee is $10. The admission office takes travelers checks, and the complex offers one of the few public restrooms in the area.

Address: In the Hudson River
Directions: South Ferry at Battery Park - Take the #5 train to Bowling Green or #1 to South Ferry
Phone: +1 212-363-3200
Website: http://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm

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  • Updated Apr 9, 2005
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