Experience the Majesty of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island From our Downtown NYC Hotel
When visiting our hotel in Downtown New York, Ellis Island is a must visit destination. More than 12 million immigrants entered the United States on Ellis Island. To many people this island is where prayers were answered and memories were made. The Ellis Island Museum is located on Ellis Island in the upper bay off the coast of New Jersey.
Our hotel in Downtown New York is a quick subway ride or 10-15 minute stroll from Battery Park where you can catch one of the many Ellis Island ferries.
Attractions in Ellis Island New York:
- Ellis Island Museum
- The Baggage Room
- Ellis Island Living Theater
- American Immigrant Wall of Honor
The Statue of Liberty New York
Our Downtown NYC hotel is a short distance away from one of the worlds most historical landmarks. This work of art stands 305 feet, 6 inches and has been standing for over 100 years. The Statue of Liberty represents freedom and democracy as well as international friendship.
History of the Statue of Liberty New York
Commissioned to be completed by 1876 sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was postponed due to lack of funds on both the French and American sides. France was responsible for the assembly of the Statue itself and America was responsible for the base.
After it was completed the statue was shipped to the US and packed in 214 different crates. Finally this work of art stood in its completed state in Ellis Island New York in October of 1886.
- Height of the Statue 111 feet, 6 inches, not including the base.
- There are seven rays on her crown, which represent seven continents.
- Weight totals 225 tons!
- While being restored in 1986 the torch was covered with thin sheets of 24k gold.