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A stirring symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty has been a beacon in New York Harbor since 1886. With her torch ablaze more than 300 feet (91.5 meters) above the ground, "Liberty Enlightening the World" (the statue’s official name) is only accessible via commercial ferries, which offer amazing vantage points for the perfect vacation snapshot. Once on Liberty Island, free National Park Service tours fill in the details about sculptor-designer Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s copper-sheeted…

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Top 20 Free Things to Do in NYC

RIDE THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY Enjoy a 25-minute trip from Manhattan to Staten Island via this Staten Island Ferry. The ride offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the skyline, as it takes you from Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan to St. George on Staten Island. More than 22 million people travel on the ferry each year, with about 109 trips per day. With five boats on rotating schedules (four on weekends), you can catch the ferry regularly throughout the day.

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty, NYC. An American travesty that her people are blocked by their own government from experiencing her fully.

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20 Killer Photos of New York

La estatua de libertad es un símbolo de América y la libertad que tenemos en nuestro país. Desde que los inmigrantes empezaron a venir a nuestro país, la estatua de libertad ha estado de pie en Ellis Island. Entonces, representa la inmigración y la libertad en nuestra cultura.

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Great Hall, Ellis Island, NYC. Every aspiring family historian should go here. It's an amazing experience.