Liberty Island to Reopen This Summer

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Hurricane Sandy did so much damage to our beloved Statue of Liberty that it forced the closing of Liberty Island. But July 4, 2013, Independence Day, will welcome the reopening of the island and tours onto the island will once again take place!

Guests who want to get a close view of the Statue of Liberty before opening day can enjoy one of the 20 daily tours being offered by  Statue Cruises.

With National Park Service Rangers on-board, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the famed landmark. Sites include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the 9-11 Memorial, the South Street Seaport, Governors Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, among others. Tours are an hour-long and depart from Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

Tickets for the narrated sightseeing tours are $24.00 (adults); $17.00 (seniors) and $12.00 (children). Tours depart daily from Battery Park at the foot of Manhattan. Prior to embarking, passengers can purchase tickets online at, by phone at 201-604-2800, or at the seawall in Battery Park.

To read about our own family’s tour and what to expect, please check out Ground Zero & Statue of Liberty Tour with Kids.


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Carol Cain

Carol is her happiest when on an adventure, either close to home or farther away. She's the mom to three fun boys and wife to a handsome Irish/Scot. She lives in New Jersey with her happy crew, but will always be a girl from Brooklyn. You can read her full profile here.

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