To that one person who has heard alot about the Statue of Liberty so many times and is wondering what’s so peculiar about this inspiring view and you are planning how to get there-well after reading this post you will know all you need to set out for a breathtaking tour.The Statue of Liberty also known as the Symbol of Freedom is a monument on Liberty Island in New York City. Being more than a neoclassical sculpture of 305-feet-tall (93 meters).
Designed in France, the statue had been shipped to New York in the spring of 1885, and now, in October 1886, it was finally assembled atop its pedestal.On June 17th, 1885 the statue arrived as a gift of friendship from France in celebration of the ideals shared by the two countries. She didn’t come as a whole however, and had to be assembled over the course of several months from over 300 individual pieces, according to the National Park Service. The final dedication ceremony was held on October 28, 1886 and from then on the colossal copper statue has served as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
Getting Ready to for a tour at Liberty Island and Ellis Island
Firstly I will advise that you book your admission ticket weeks before your planned tour date as tickets are limited. Next you would want to also want to book for a tour guide especially if it’s your first time.This tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. It is advised that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget to get a battery for your camera or charge your phone to capture good memories. And if necessary come along with your journal to jolt down your personal experience of your tour.
At the Liberty Square
The Afternoon Tour will have longer lines, larger crowds and you may not have enough time to visit Ellis Island. If your schedule allows, please select the Morning Tour (08:30) which will have the least wait time. Security screening will take place prior to boarding the ferry.
The Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening and all persons and property are subject to search. The following are not allowed;
- Weapons or sharp objects
- Food and drinks
Lockers are available for backpacks, strollers, and large items (at an additional cost of USD 2.00)
Touring the Statue of Liberty with a tour guide
You’ll begin your 4-hour guided tour with priority boarding on the Statue Ferry. During the ferry ride your guide will tell you about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty and the inspiration it has given to millions of immigrants. After disembarking on Liberty Island, you’ll tour the grounds and take in views of the amazing New York City skyline.
Enter the Pedestal of the Statue to visit the museum and learn about the construction and architecture of the Statue of Liberty. Hear the remarkable stories of people that made this a reality. After exiting the Pedestal, you’ll board the ferry for Ellis Island. As you tour the grounds, your guide will tell you about the millions of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. Visit the museum to deepen your understanding of the statue’s history. At the conclusion of the tour you can stay on to explore more or enjoy lunch on Ellis Island before returning to the city by ferry.
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