Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island

Address:Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:212-363-3200
Web: www.nps.gov/stli/
Size: 61 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 15, 1924; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933. Ellis Island proclaimed on May 11, 1965. Designated a World Heritage Site on October 31, 1984.
Location:The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island are located in Lower New York Harbor, slightly over one mile from Lower Manhattan. Liberty and Ellis islands are accessible by ferry service only. Ferries are operated by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. from Battery Park in New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:The famous 152-foot copper statue bearing the torch of freedom was a gift of the French people in 1886 to commemorate the alliance of the two nations in the American Revolution. Designed by Frederick Bartholdi, the statue came to symbolize freedom for immigrants. Nearby Ellis Island, through which nearly 12 million immigrants passed (1892-1954), was reopened to the public in 1990 as the country's only museum devoted entirely to immigration.

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