Lady Liberty, Ellis Island and NYC had guests from France swing by today.

French Air Force fighter jets flew above the harbor making trailing red, white and blue display smoke.

The group is part of the Patrouille Acrobatique de France ("Acrobatic Patrol of France"). They are equivalent to America's Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels, and they're touring the United States to...
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Come on out from the shadows!

We hope this spring many of you will #FindYourPark. We invite you all, especially the locals in #NewYorkCity and #NewJersey to reconnect with us. Do not be a stranger. Planning a visit begins here:
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Lady Liberty Howling in the Wind

A visit to the Crown requires an advance reservation. This video was recorded on a very windy day just before visitors arrived. Summer Crown reservation dates are filling up fast. Please secure your Crown, Pedestal or the widely distributed Grounds Only tickets at:
This was the view thousands of #immigrants saw from the Great Hall at Ellis Island as they awaited to be asked questions by the immigration inspector. What do you suppose were their thoughts while peering out at the colossal statue? Planning your #spring visit should begin here:
Women's History Month
Lady Liberty Goes to Washington DC

This painted terra cotta and tin statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" was brought to Washington, DC by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. It was on view in the United States Capitol Rotunda from 1884-1887. It is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The broken chains and broken shackles and...
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Do not let inclement weather stop you from enjoying a visit to the Statue of Liberty. Be certain to document what makes your adventure unique. This video highlights how heavy rains cascade over the Statue's shoulder creating a series of streams. This experience does not happen on a sunny day. Come #FindYourPark and embrace the weather:
A young girl recently visited the Crown and insisted that she saw the face of a puppy on the Statue's torch. Days later while photographing the torch, we think we see it too. What do you see in this extreme close up image?
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Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Annie Moore, a teenager from Ireland arrived at Ellis Island on January 1, 1892. She was the first immigrant inspected at the immigration depot. While at the museum, you may wish to take a photograph standing next the statue of Annie. Plan your pilgrimage and reconnect with your past:
Views of the Manhattan skyline from the top of Liberty's Pedestal are magnificent. RESERVATIONS are necessary to visit this level. To customize the experience best suited for your family, start here:
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The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, March 15th. There will be a minimum 1 HOUR DELAYED OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, March 15. For ticket refunds associated with the storm, please contact or 1(877)523-9849.
for Tuesday March 14 and delayed opening on Wednesday March 15

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island will be CLOSED on Tuesday due to the incoming Nor'easter bringing with it high winds and snowfall of up to a foot or more in and around NYC. There will be a minimum 1 HOUR DELAYED OPENING ON WEDNESDAY March 15. For ticket refund information please...
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Women's History Month
Ludmila Foxlee
Ellis Island Social Worker

Mrs. Ludmila Kuchar Foxlee was one of the best-known social workers on Ellis Island. She was employed at the station from 1920 to 1937. Foxlee made her mark by helping thousands of detained European immigrants of the Christian faith - Protestants, Eastern Orthodox and Catholics. Being a Czech immigrant herself (1890 at the age...
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The HEAT is on...ALMOST.
Did you #springforward? Are you planning a summer trip to New York City? Reservations are open and Crown and Pedestal slots are filling up rapidly. SHARE this with tour friends. Contact our ferry partner soon:
A Stamp of Approval for Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty has appeared on more postage than any other National Park Service site. This illustration by Tom Engerman was used for a 29 cent stamp first issued in 1994. It is on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum in Washington D.C. through March 13, 2017 To learn more about the museum visit:
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"Peak Immigration Years" is a permanent exhibition housed inside the main building at Ellis Island. This wing sheds light on the reasons people were leaving their homeland. It explores employment opportunities available to immigrants. The gallery includes laws enacted that reduced the number of immigrants permitted to enter the United States as well as how immigrants could become citizens....
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Women's History Month
FREE Program TODAY at #FederalHallNationalMemorial, a ten minute walk from Battery Park.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about Deborah Sampson Gannett, America's oft-forgotten revolutionary war heroine.

Deborah or Private Robert Shurtleff, as she was known to the Army lived in Massachusetts, married a farmer and raised three children.
She was a working mom,...
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Today is International Working Women's Day

Who is the most influential women in your life? What working woman would you honor with a work of art and why?
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A portion of the lighting system that illuminates the Statue of Liberty experienced a temporary, unplanned outage Tuesday night. The outage was most likely due to work related to an ongoing project to activate a new emergency backup generator which is part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects. We will be able to confirm the cause when crews return to the island Wednesday...
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Many people are surprised by the size of Liberty's Crown. The smallest window is roughly the size of an adult hand. The largest window is similar in size to one on an airplane. To experience the Crown in person, a reservation is necessary and the limited slots fill up quickly. Summertime reservations are now open: