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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
Two icons of American freedom and independence are easily accessed by ferry from Battery Park. If you want to go inside the the statue of Liberty, we strongly recommend that you pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment on the day.
Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892 and became the nation's
premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the
station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The
main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as
a museum in1990.
Recognized as one of the most universal
symbols of political freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was a
gift of from the people of France to the people of the United States in
recognition of the friendship established during the American