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Sep 14, 2012 - Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

Today was set aside to visit Ellis Island and Liberty Island in the New York harbor. It was a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for sightseeing. We drove to the historic train station on the New Jersey side to purchase our ferry tickets. Upon landing on Ellis Island, we were immediately impressed with the large brick building where so many immigrants had arrived and were processed into our country. From a documentary film, we learned that a ticket for the steamship passage from England/Europe to America back in the early 1900s was $25.00. It...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Island of Hope/Island of Tears...Ellis Island, NY

Today, we started out at 10:30 to travel to Liberty Park, New Jersey to catch a ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. This is only a 1.5 hour drive. We had to purchase our tickets to ride the ferry and visit the Ellis Island and the statue museum at least 10 days ahead if we wanted to visit inside the Statue museum and pedestal. The cost of the ferry ride is $10 for seniors. The weather is overcast skies but very nice. Driving thru Jersey City is not my favorite! Your trip is at the mercy of the GPS. They have intersections that are a...

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