For the most part, these parks are wheelchair accessible. They have wide sidewalks to stroll the grounds and to enjoy the scenery. Make sure to check the areas that are not. Contact the either the National Park Ranger or U.S. Park Police Officer.
877-LADY TIX (877.523.9849) can tell you more information.
There is a limited number of wheelchairs are available at both Liberty and Ellis Island (on a first-come, first-served basis). Wheelchair guests with a Monument Access Pass will be able to visit the lobby, museum and Fort Wood promenade level.
Pets are usually not allowed on the ferry system or in the park unless there are official assistant animals.
LARGE PRINT brochures are available only on request.
The Statue of Liberty was inaugurated on October 28th, 1886 by then President Grover Cleveland who accepted her on behalf of the United States and he said:
"We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected."
The National Park Service commemorates the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty annually on October 28th.
This is always interesting info and you can find it on the National Parks Service web site. I love to read them and they help me plan my day…or some of the time:)
Freedom is not standing still. A symbolic feature that people cannot see is the broken chain wrapped around the Statue's feet. Protruding from the bottom of her robe, the broken chains symbolize her free forward movement, enlightening the world with her torch free from oppression and servitude. http://www.nps.gov/stli/
The Statue of Liberty's face was said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother, Charlotte. This colossal statuary follows design going back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. http://www.nps.gov/stli/
She is also part of the world heritage site.
Height from top of base to torch 151'1"/46.05m
Ground to tip of torch 305'1"/92.99m
Heel to top of head 111'1"/33.86m
Length of hand 16'5"/5.00m
Index finger 8'0"/2.44m
Head from chin to cranium 17'3"/5.26m
Head thickness from ear to ear 10'0"/3.05m
Distance across the eye 2'6"/.76m
Length of nose 4'6"/1.37m
Length of right arm 42'0"/12.80m
Thickness of right arm 12'0"/3.66m
Thickness of waist 35'0"?10.67m
Width of mouth 3'0"?.91m
Length of tablet 23'7"/7.19m
Width of tablet 13'7"/4.14m
Thickness of tablet 2'0"/.61m
Ground to top of pedestal 154'0"/46.94m
There are 25 windows in the crown which symbolize gemstones found on the earth and the heaven's rays shining over the world. The seven rays of the Statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world. The tablet which the Statue holds in her left hand reads (in Roman numerals) "July 4th, 1776." The total weight of copper in the Statue is 62,000 pounds (31 tons) and the total weight of steel in the Statue is 250,000 pounds (125 tons). Total weight of the Statue's concrete foundation is 54 million pounds (27,000 tons). The copper sheeting of the Statue is 3/32 of an inch thick or 2.37mm.
Wind sway: winds of 50 miles per hour cause the Statue to sway 3 inches (7.62cm) and the torch sways 5 inches (12.70cm). http://www.nps.gov/archive/stli/prod02.htm
Please do not panick too much, there are still honest people out there:)
Did you lose or misplace any items while visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument or Ellis Island Immigration Museum?
For items lost at Liberty Island, call (212) 363-3206 ext. 211. For items lost at Ellis Island call, (212) 363-3206 ext.138. If you find items while visiting the site, please take them to the Visitor Center at Liberty Island or the Ellis Island Information Desk.
You are invited to make a lost property report by sending us the following information:
•Description of item lost with name of manufacturer, model number, color, and any specifics that will help us identify your property
•Where you believe the item was lost
If you lost them on the Ferry Boat call (201)432-6321 and then dial zero "0".
Favorite thing: Although coolers are not allowed, but if you have your own bottle water is ok. Yet, if you visit during the hot muggy summer months that water goes quickly. They ran out of bottle water, so make sure you bring your own so you can fill it up. I gave the park rangers a peace of mind because some people walking around didn't have a container and they not having enough water to even purchase was a shame. So be prepared! They did let me and my sister fill up our containers and they did feel bad. The ranger said he was going to be sure that didn't happen again.
It is monumental!!!
The statue is scheduled to open August 3, 2004, with special tours scheduled. Since September 11 there was no access inside the monument. Both Liberty island and Ellis Island have been open to the public, and the ferry from NY or NJ will stop at both points.
Keep up to date at the following website:
Favorite thing: Although we weren't allowed to go in the statue due to the terrorism alerts, we were able to go to the lsland and the statue is beautiful up close
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