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What train would an immigrant take to Canada from Ellis Island?
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Are there records for Ellis Island immigrants who came as first or second class passengers?
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National Parks Recovering from Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy damage on Liberty Island by Kevin Daley, NPSWeeks after Surperstorm Sandy hit the Northeast, millions of people struggle to rebuild their lives.

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Is your Ellis Island "immigration journey" from your website actually printed in the guide?
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Yes, the Immigration Journey page of the Ellis Island section of our website is also printed in our guide to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We've updated the page to reflect the information that is included in the most recent edition of the guide.

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Lady Liberty Celebrates 125 Years

October 14, 2011, 11:35 am
The Statue of Liberty will be celebrating her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011, and with events to commemorate the milestone planned throughout the coming year, folks across the country are invited to join in on the festivities. Along with events on and around Liberty Island in New York ...

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Traveling Exhibit at Ellis Island Brings Story of Alcatraz to NYC

October 6, 2011, 1:29 pm
Can’t make it to San Francisco to visit Alcatraz Island? For a limited time, New Yorkers need only hop a ferry—instead of a flight—to experience “The Rock” firsthand. A traveling exhibit titled “Alcatraz: Life on The Rock,” has arrived at Ellis Island and will run until January 12, 2012. Showcasing ...

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I visited Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty in Sept. While there, I lost my Senior Life time Pass. What do I need to do to get it replaced?
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Unfortunately, lost park passes (Golden Eagle, America The Beautiful, etc...) are not recoverable.  For privacy reasons, the Department of Interior does not keep records of individual purchases and therefore would not be able to verify.  The nice thing is that the senior lifetime pass as you know is only $10, quite possibly the best deal going in this country!

For more information on passes, rules and FAQ's visit the USGS site here:
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

 

 

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Planning trip to Ellis Island. What can i expect to see open and whant is closed to tours?
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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are located on two separate islands in the New York Harbor. They are served by the same ferry, so visiting them   together allows visitors to make the most of their time, though it can make for a long day if you're going to experience both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the fullest. It will take 5-6 hours to visit both islands and the museums, as well as round-trip transportation from Battery Park.

The ferry leaves Battery Park every 20-40 minutes, but you need to allow time for clearing security (if you purchase your tickets in advance). You'll need even more time if you want to buy tickets once you arrive at Battery Park.

After about a 10 minute ride, the ferry will stop at Liberty Island first. Whether you want to visit the Statue of Liberty or not, you'll need to disembark. If you want to tour Liberty Island or enter the Statue of Liberty, you can catch a ferry on to Ellis Island whenever you are done. You'll need a Monument Pass in order to visit the museum or enter the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Monument Passes are free, but there are a limited number available (they are included with advanced purchase Reserve Tickets, but available on a first-come, first-served basis for other visitors).

Another 10 minute ferry ride will bring you to Ellis Island. Here you will want to plan to allow at least an hour to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. I highly recommend taking the free Ranger Led Tour and also allowing yourself time to explore the museum on your own.

Once you are done at Ellis Island, you can board the ferry again to return to Battery Park. The ferry leaves Ellis Island every 20 minutes. Be sure to get the ferry bound for Battery Park, as there are also ferries going back to Liberty Island for visitors who took the ferry from New Jersey.

Statue Cruises Website offers a helpful Tour Combination Schedule that will give you a sense of how long it will take to visit either or both islands, depending on what you intend to do (audio tours, museums, etc.).

  

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