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National Recreational Areas in NYC

Statue of Liberty

On Liberty Island you can stay until the last ferry departs at 5:00 PM

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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States in 1886 as a gift of friendship from the people of France. It is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

 

The Statue of Liberty was designated as a National Monument in 1924 and has been cared for by employees of the National Park Service since 1933.

No Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee. The only way to reach the monument is by ferry. Advanced ferry reservations are necessary to visit the crown and pedestal.

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Ferry Information

The first ferry departs at 9:30 am, and the last ferry departs at 3:30 pm. There are extended hours in the summer and during holidays. 

 

Ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty and CitySightseeing Bus Tour are included with the purchase of Sightseeing Pass.

Getting There

To visit the Statue of Liberty you must board the ferry at Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan. There is no public parking at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal.

By Subway

South Ferry Terminal Station ( 1 )

Whitehall Street Station ( R )

Broad Street Station (J, Z)

CitySightseeing Bus Tour

Downtown Tour - Stop 11
(Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry)

By MTA Bus

MTA Bus routes to Whitehall Terminal are the M5, M15, and M20.

Metro-cards are available for purchase at Whitehall terminal via vending machines in the lower lobby.

Ellis Island

On Ellis Island you can stay until the last ferry departs at 5:15 PM

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Ellis Island

From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island was America's largest and most active immigration station, where over 12 million immigrants were processed. More than one third of Americans can trace their lineage to someone who passed through Ellis Island.

 

For many, Ellis Island was an "Island of Hope" - the first stop on their way to new opportunities and experiences in America.

No Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee. The only way to reach the monument is by ferry.

Ferry-Map-2015j.jpg

Ferry Information

The first ferry departs at 9:30 am, and the last ferry departs at 3:30 pm. There are extended hours in the summer and during holidays. 

 

Ferry rides to Ellis Island and and CitySightseeing Bus Tour are included with the purchase of Sightseeing Pass.

Getting There

To visit Ellis Island you must board the ferry at Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan. There is no public parking at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal.

By Subway

South Ferry Terminal Station ( 1 )

Whitehall Street Station ( R )

Broad Street Station (J, Z)

CitySightseeing Bus Tour

Downtown Tour - Stop 11
​(Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry)

By MTA Bus

MTA Bus routes to Whitehall Terminal are the M5, M15, and M20.

Metro-cards are available for purchase at Whitehall terminal via vending machines in the lower lobby.

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