Statue of Liberty National Monument

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Experience the Statue of Liberty as never before.  A new virtual tour of the statue's interior and exterior explores the...
05/24/2020
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Experience the Statue of Liberty as never before. A new virtual tour of the statue's interior and exterior explores the nooks and crannies of the statue with stunning 360 degree photography, including areas traditionally off-limits to visitors. Enjoy the adventure: https://go.nps.gov/stli-virtualtour

The story behind the creation of the virtual tour was featured on CBS Sunday Morning on May 24th

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-statue-of-liberty-as-youve-never-seen-her-before/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6i&linkId=89329658

The web-based tour was produced by the NPS Heritage Documentation Program's Historic American Building Survey, the federal government’s oldest preservation program. https://www.nps.gov/hdp/

[Image Description: From this perspective, one has the sense they are about to grab a rung and climb up one section of the iron ladder inside the arm of the Statue of Liberty. The ladder is painted beige. The narrow space is a duct-like vertical tube. A inset bar is superimposed along the left side of the photo. It contains multiple options available to the virtual tour participant.]

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Today is International Museum Day  We wish to raise awareness that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, ...
05/18/2020

Today is International Museum Day

We wish to raise awareness that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding. The historic immigration station at Ellis Island was restored and reopened as a museum in 1990. Last year, we opened the Statue of Liberty Museum. Millions of people from around the world have visited our iconic sites and have immersed themselves in this meaningful experience.

Learn more about our museums at www.nps.gov/stli and www.nps.gov/elis
Although we are temporarily closed, you may watch this amazing EarthCam timelapse showing the construction of Lady Liberty’s new neighbor from start to finish.
https://youtu.be/n3LN9cbG348

In accordance with guidance from the White House, CDC, and local public health authorities, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are working to gradually increase access to national parks in a safe manner. The NPS will continue to work with state and local officials as these changes are implemented.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. In our parks, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance. Decisions on a phased resumption of operations will be made on a park-by-park basis and regularly monitored.
[Image Description: Top photo: The glass façade of the Statue of Liberty Museum is trimmed in copper and features a green roof and an outdoor viewing decks for visitors. The areas are separated by granite staircases. Bottom photo: The elaborate immigration building is constructed of brick and limestone. A long ramp leading to the main doors is covered by an iron and glass canopy.]

#InternationalMuseumDay #MuseumMonday

TODAY IN HISTORY.May 11, 1965President Lyndon B. JOHNSON signed Proclamation 3656—Adding Ellis Island to the Statue of L...
05/11/2020

TODAY IN HISTORY.
May 11, 1965

President Lyndon B. JOHNSON signed Proclamation 3656—Adding Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty National Monument. During the 1980's monies were donated to restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The main building at the immigration station was reopened as a museum in 1990. We invite you to explore our history on line at www.nps.gov/elis
To learn more about our fundraising partners www.ellisisland.org www.saveellisisland.org

In accordance with guidance from the White House, CDC, and local public health authorities, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are working to gradually increase access to national parks in a safe manner. The NPS will continue to work with state and local officials as these changes are implemented.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. In our parks, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance. Decisions on a phased resumption of operations will be made on a park-by-park basis and regularly monitored.

[Image Description: The elaborate immigration building is constructed of brick and limestone. A long ramp leading to the main doors is covered by an iron and glass canopy.]

Parents and Teachers:SHARE your STUDENT artwork and writing samples with us.Have your students pretend to be an Ellis Is...
05/05/2020

Parents and Teachers:
SHARE your STUDENT artwork and writing samples with us.

Have your students pretend to be an Ellis Island immigrant today. Using a piece of paper or note card, students can design a postcard and describe one part of their imagined immigrant experience (leaving home, steamship travel, inspection at Ellis Island, etc.) Take a photograph of their creation and share it with us on our Instagram account by tagging us @StatueEllisNPS

We look forward to seeing the wonderful work!

In accordance with guidance from the White House, CDC, and local public health authorities, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are working to gradually increase access to national parks in a safe manner. The NPS will continue to work with state and local officials as these changes are implemented.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. In our parks, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance. Decisions on a phased resumption of operations will be made on a park-by-park basis and regularly monitored.

[Image Description: A student's drawing of the Statue of Liberty using felt tip markers and a fictional letter home describing the steamship voyage and the experience at the immigration station at Ellis Island.

#museumfromhome #virtualclassroom #EllisIsland

Hello Teachers and ParentsStart your immigration unit with this Virtual Field Trip that we made with @Scholastic: Http:/...
04/29/2020

Hello Teachers and Parents

Start your immigration unit with this Virtual Field Trip that we made with @Scholastic: Http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm
Check back for more classroom resources in the upcoming weeks or search for learning opportunities on our website: https://www.nps.gov/elis/learn/education/index.htm

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, we are increasing access and services in a phased approach across all units of the National Park System. Before visiting a park, please check the park website to determine its operating status. Updates about the overall NPS response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus

[Image Description: Three park rangers and a program moderator are engaged in discussion and seated in director's chairs. The participants are inside the restored courtroom at Ellis Island known as the Board of Special Inquiry.]

#virtualclassroom #learningfromhome #museumfromhome

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flew over  Lady Liberty earlier today.  The AMERICA STRONG flyover was a "Thank You" to...
04/28/2020

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flew over Lady Liberty earlier today. The AMERICA STRONG flyover was a "Thank You" to the essential personnel diligently working during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo: Nicholas Estavillo

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates about reopening will be posted here and on our websites: www.nps.gov/stli www.nps.gov/elis

[Image Description: Two groups of military jets fly in formation high above the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The waterfront of Jersey City, New Jersey is in the background. ]
#AMERICASTRONG #USNAVY #USAIRFORCE #military #flyover

Today In History 2012: Enterprise, NASA's prototype orbiter dazzled hundreds of visitor on Liberty Island as the as it f...
04/27/2020

Today In History 2012: Enterprise, NASA's prototype orbiter dazzled hundreds of visitor on Liberty Island as the as it flew past the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The space shuttle is now at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Another flyover is scheduled. The event is called America Strong. It is a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flyover in New York City and surrounding areas will start at noon (EST) and last approximately 35 minutes. Read more: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112758

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island remain temporarily closed in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The decision was made in consultation with the city and the park's partners, including The Statue of Liberty- Ellis Island Foundation. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our top priority and we are taking this step for their protection and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

[Image Description: Enterprise, NASA's original test shuttle is seen against overcast skies atop a modified Boeing 747 jet.]

EARTH DAYThe skin of the Statue of Liberty is made of copper.  Once brown, the iconic Lady turned green.  She has been "...
04/22/2020

EARTH DAY

The skin of the Statue of Liberty is made of copper. Once brown, the iconic Lady turned green. She has been "GREEN" for decades. What do you do to help our planet?

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider a virtual visit at www.nps.gov/stli

[Image Description: This is low angle photograph of Statue of Liberty looking upward from the northeast. A small triangular portion of the granite pedestal and visitor balcony is in view.]

National Park WeekTransportation TuesdayMillions of immigrants processed at Ellis Island sailed across the ocean by stea...
04/21/2020

National Park Week
Transportation Tuesday

Millions of immigrants processed at Ellis Island sailed across the ocean by steamship. Many continued onto their destination in the United States by our railroads.

The history of the National Park System is also inextricably linked to transportation. In the early part of the 20th century, the great railroads promoted parks in order to entice tourists to travel out west. The successful promotion of national parks and the advent of the automobile created a need for expanded access. Magnificently designed scenic roads and parkways have been central to defining visitor experiences by harmonizing with the environment and providing extraordinary views. Learn about the transportation and the National Park Service here:
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/transportation/index.htm

[Image Description: The Main Building at Ellis Island is an elaborate three story brick and limestone building featuring copper topped domes.]
#TransportationTuesday #TravelTuesday #nationalparkweek

Each April, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's nationa...
04/18/2020

Each April, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, and find your park.

Although many parks are closed, including the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, we invite to explore our website for educational materials. You may take a virtual tour of Ellis Island. You and your family may access the interactive cameras installed at the Torch of the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy exploring numerous the islands and our rich history from the safety of your home.
www.nps.gov/stli
www.nps.gov/elis
[Image Description: a circular graphic contains a ranger wearing a Smoky Bear style hat. The ranger holds binoculars. The left lens contains an drawing of the St. Louis Arch and a bird. A drawing of a tree appears in the right lens.]

Lesson Plans for Educators, Parents and Students areavailable on our website:https://www.nps.gov/elis/learn/education/cl...
03/31/2020

Lesson Plans for Educators, Parents and Students are
available on our website:
https://www.nps.gov/elis/learn/education/classrooms/curriculummaterials.htm

Although the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, you may use numerous curriculum materials to stimulate student minds at home.

Visitors seeking ticket refunds, may obtain information at
877- 523- 9849 or www.statuecruises.com/refunds

(Image Description: A tall wooden inspectors desk is in the foreground inside the Great Hall at Ellis Island. An American flag hangs from a balcony in the background.)

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island still remain closed in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 out...
03/29/2020

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island still remain closed in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

On Monday, March 30th the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will sail by the Statue of Liberty enroute to Pier 90 in Manhattan. The medical teams on board will provide medical assistance to the citizens of New York. We welcome the teams on board. We thank them for their service and dedication to their duties.

This photo is from 2001 when the ship arrived after the September 11th terrorist attack.

Please note: The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our top priority and the temporary closure is a step for their protection and to help prevent the further spread of the virus. We look forward to again welcoming our visitors from across the nation and around the globe at a time when public health officials indicate it is appropriate to do so.

For ticketing inquires please contact Statue Cruises directly at 1 (877) 523-9849 or [email protected]

For refund information go directly to www.statuecruises.com/refunds

[Image Description: The massive white hospital ship has three large red crosses on its side and is about to sail past the Statue of Liberty.]
#stayhome

Temporary Park ClosureThe Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will temporarily close effective Monday, ...
03/16/2020

Temporary Park Closure
The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will temporarily close effective Monday, March 16, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The decision was made in consultation with the city and the park's partners, including The Statue of Liberty- Ellis Island Foundation. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our top priority and we are taking this step for their protection and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

We will take this opportunity to begin a thorough cleaning and disinfection operation on both islands. We look forward to again welcoming our visitors from across the nation and around the globe at a time when public health officials indicate it is appropriate to do so.

We promise to keep Lady Liberty’s light shining brightly through this difficult time.

For ticketing inquires please contact Statue Cruises directly at 1 (877) 523-9849 or [email protected]
For refund information go directly to www.statuecruises.com/refunds

[Image Description: Close-up of the right hand of Lady Liberty holding the torch with the gilded flame illuminated brightly against a dark night sky.]

Women's History MonthEllis Island NursesThe nurses at Ellis Island were employed by the United States Public Health Serv...
03/13/2020

Women's History Month
Ellis Island Nurses

The nurses at Ellis Island were employed by the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). Ellis Island's nurses were assigned to the general hospital wards and the contagious disease wards. In 1913, there were more than 25 nurses employed in the hospitals and wards. They worked under the supervision of the doctors, as well as their own hierarchy of chief and head nurses. You may view addition photos and stories here: https://www.nps.gov/elis/learn/historyculture/people_nurse.htm

[Image Description: A group of twenty nurses are standing on a exterior stone entry stairway at the Ellis Island hospital complex c. 1920.]

Photo: National Park Service, Statue of Liberty NM

Women's History MonthJeannette Rankin was the first woman to hold federal office in the United States and a women's righ...
03/10/2020

Women's History Month

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to hold federal office in the United States and a women's rights advocate. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman in US history elected to the House of Representatives. This was remarkable because most American women were not able to vote until the 19th Amendment passed in 1920. She was a member of the Republican Party.

You may explore more about her here: https://www.nps.gov/people/jeannette-rankin.htm

[Image Description: In a Sharon Sprung painting, from the collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jeannette Rankin in standing in a formal hallway with marble floors. She is wearing a blue dress, a green hat with a wide brim and one pink rose. She holds a folded newspaper in front of her torso.]

Irish-American History MonthOn August 3, 1855, Castle Garden opened as an immigrant landing depot. The creation of Castl...
03/09/2020

Irish-American History Month

On August 3, 1855, Castle Garden opened as an immigrant landing depot. The creation of Castle Garden, the official immigrant processing center in the nation, represented a country at a crossroads, signaling a change in American immigration policy, and in the ways through which immigrants became Americans.

During the next 34 years, over 8 million people entered the United States through Castle Garden. Two out of every three immigrants to the United States in this period passed through the Castle Garden. Most of the immigrants arriving at the time were from Ireland and Germany. It was closed on April 18, 1890. Today the site is managed by the National Park Service. Learn more about the Castle: www,nps.gov/cacl

Women's History Month Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was a suffragist who mobilized the Chinese community in America to support ...
03/08/2020

Women's History Month
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was a suffragist who mobilized the Chinese community in America to support women’s right to vote.

Mabel Lee was born in Guangzhou (Canton), not far from Hong Kong in China in 1896. Her father moved to the US to serve as a missionary. Lee remained in Hong Kong and lived with her mother and grandmother. She learned English at a missionary school. She received an academic scholarship which granted her a US visa and the Lee family settled in New York City in 1905.

By the time she was 16, Mabel Lee was a known figure in New York’s suffrage movement. New York City suffragists held a parade in 1912 to advocate for women’s voting rights. Ten thousand people attended the parade. Lee, on horseback, helped lead the parade. We invite you to explore the stories of women's access to the vote across America, through the history: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/womenshistory/20-for-2020.htm

[Image Description: Photo of Mabel Lee from the New York Tribune article from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website. Public domain.]

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From New York City: 1 train to South Ferry. 4 / 5 to Bowling Green. R to Whitehall Street. From New Jersey: Liberty State Park Hudson-Bergen Lightrail.

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#WHM As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems fitting that we acknowledge “Lady Liberty” and what she represents. The Statue of Liberty located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is recognized as a symbol of hope, freedom and compassion. Among the best known features of Lady Liberty are the torch, a symbol of enlightenment and the broken chains near the Statue's feet, representing freedom from tyranny and servitude. The song, “Lady” pays tribute to the iconic landmark and to the endurance of our ancestors who made the journey. https://soundcloud.com/hillipsand/lady #HERstory #strongwomen
I submitted my request for a refund more than 2 weeks ago - FYI
Join us on a tour of Liberty and Ellis Islands. Liberty Island is the federally owned island in Upper New York Bay which is home to the Starting off Liberty which was gifted to the United States by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in 1886. Ellis Islands was the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954, with approximately 12 million immigrants arriving at the Port of New York.
"LADY LIBERTY" by The Retros. Composed, Produced, Performed by Johnny Cobb & Jerry McCoy
Why are you still open? What happened to social distancing?
Always wanted to go here. In about three weeks, we will be taking the grand kids here. Can't wait :)
she stands "Great"!
I’m travelling to New York in December and trying to book the crown access but nothing showing from June is this because they only book 6 months in advance
Sounds crazy, but is the gift shop in the statue still up and running?
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Merry Christmas,Lady Liberty.