|Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, New York|
As if we are eager, impatient immigrants waiting to stake our claim in the new world of the United States of America, we cram onto the Hornblower Ferry with seemingly billions of other people, to head over on the short ride to the Statue of Liberty.
|Entrance to Statue of Liberty. Museum, Pedestal and Crown. Photo credit: AHixon|
|How we might walk-up the inside of Lady Liberty's head. From the Museum.|
|From the Pedestal, we look up at the 7 rays of the 7 seas and continents.|
|Ellis Island looking back towards the Freedom Tower in New York City.|
|Jammed on the the ferry like immigrants. My kid and the Statue of Liberty.|
**Families: This adventure is manageable with kids though be prepared for big crowds on the ferries. No food allowed in the Statue of Liberty - they have lockers to stash stuff. And there is airport-like security at the Battery Park ferry terminal and getting into the statue.
|Leave Battery Park in Manhattan (1) to Liberty Island (2) to Ellis Island (3) and back.|