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Statue of liberty & Ellis Island, New York, New York

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh History & Culture travel tip
added on the 6th of August, 2010
Everybody knows these two very important American landmarks. While the statue of liberty may be the more spectacular one, I wrongly recommend spending more time at Ellis Island. In fact if you want to take pictures, just don't get off the boat at the statue but go straight to Ellis Island, you'll save a ton of time due to the long lines. Also, make sure you start your day early, keep in mind that lines can be really long and the wait can easily be 1 hr or more.

Ellis island depicts the story of many American immigrants that were coming to America for reasons of hope for a better life and most importantly liberty. The stories are very touching and you should definitely get the audio guide to listen to some of the personal stories told by real people entering the United States here at Ellis Island.

Website: www.nps.gov/elis/

Address:
Unnamed Rd, New York, NJ 10004, USA

Price:
$12 includes all fees. Audio guides are an extra $7

Opening Hours:
First ferries will depart for Ellis Island at 8:30 AM. The final ferries will leave Ellis Island for the mainland at 6:15 PM.

How to get there:
Ellis Island is accessible only by StatueCruises ferry boat. Private, and other commercial, vessels are not allowed to dock at either Ellis Island or Liberty Island.

The StatueCruises ferry that leaves from Liberty State Park in New Jersey stops at Ellis Island first, then continues on to Liberty Island before returning to New Jersey.

The StatueCruises ferry out of Battery Park in lower Manhattan stops at Liberty Island first. From there, the boat stops at Ellis Island, then returns to New York City.

 
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