For all visitors that want to see the Statue of Liberty but that also want to cut back on extra expenses; your best option is coming to Pier 1, you can get there by taking the 1, which is the red line to South Ferry or the R yellow line to White Street South Ferry station. Remember, the Staten Island Ferry works 24-hours a day, departing every half-hour according to schedule. The Ferry will take you back and forth for free. Along with this ride, you will enjoy beautiful cityscapes of Lower Manhattan and a close-up of the Statue of Liberty.
In the video you will see the train stations close to the Ferry, the facade of this; the view that you're going to have from the ferry to the Statue of the Liberty, Ellis Island, the skyscrapers and bridges of the Lower Manhattan, the schedules can change without notice.
For more information you can visit www.nyc.gov/dot or call 311 for updates" in this page you can also find PDF's in different languages http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/staten-island-ferry.shtml
Address: Terminal Manhattan (The Whitehall) 4 South Street New York, NY 10301 (718) 727-2508 Terminal Staten Island (St. George) 1 Bay St, Staten Island, NY Staten Island Ferry P (718) 876-8441.
Schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed on Mondays
Admission: A ticket is required
Free admission with the New York Pass
It is a botanical garden that is part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, is located on Staten Island, is a glass building, over 20 gardens that live there, stands the authentic Chinese garden of the Ming Dynasty, to reach the Secret Garden is passed a drawbridge across the moat, you have to go through a three-story castle and try not to get lost in the maze. The Rose Garden contains roses from all around the world. Among the different types of gardens you can find butterflies, herbs, sensory, French herbs, and greenhouse.
It has art galleries and art school, includes a museum of activities for children.
It’s an ideal place for a picnic on a nice sunny day, with comfortable shoes and camera take your time to relax, to get there take the train to South Ferry 1 4/5 to Bowling Green or R to Whitehall-place. Then take the ferry to Staten Island which is free. In Staten Island bus take the S40 bus to the door D along Richmond Terrace, you will be there in less than ten minutes, you can tell the driver to drop you off in Snug Harbor.
Schedule: Friday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm
The Conference House (also known as Casa Billop) built approximately in 1680, is located near the southern end of the district of Staten Island, New York, in its first century was a wheat farm.
In 1776 here it took place the Peace Conference, which tries to end the war of independence. Edward Rutledge, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Lord Howe were among the attendees.
The history and location of the Museum offer visitors a view of the landscape above the growth of New York City while illustrating the history of the nation. It is the only pre-revolution that still survives in the city and is part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1982 home.
Exhibitions: Annually a recreation of the famous conference is held. It's restored facilities recreate the life of its people for over 100 years, you can see your events by clicking here.
Tickets: You can check the value of tickets by clicking here.
Although it is easy to get there by car, the best known, free and with the best view route is the ferry, it lasts 25 minutes and is a great opportunity to take pictures of the Statue of Liberty and New York in general. Now St. George terminal has, from floor to ceiling, glass for panoramic views of the harbor and the incoming ferries, once in the island, the terminal is a gateway to many sightseeing within walking distance, including Museum of Staten Island and St. George historic theater; a little further away, Tibetan Art Museum of "Jacques Marchais" presents an impressive collection of sculptures, paintings, and objects in a quiet environment.
Staten Island is the only district that is not connected to the city of New York Metro system, it’s connected to New Jersey by three bridges and Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The Staten Island Museum often offers natural history walks that provide knowledge in many areas. Island’s Zoo was the first zoo to exhibit all 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to exist in the United States. In late 1960, the zoo keeps a complete collection of rattlesnakes in the world with 39 varieties.
Staten Island is the most unknown district for the general public and the least populated with only 500,000 inhabitants, more buildings from the colonial era are preserved than anywhere else in New York. One of the most stunning spots on Staten Island is the Historic Richmond Town, it’s a rural village full of restaurants where you can see houses dating from the seventeenth century and invites you to step back in time to the past of the island. And with more than 170 parks throughout the district, there is always a reason to take the air or just enjoy what nature has to offer.
To take great pictures of the Statue of Liberty without having to take a tour or pay something, Take the Ferry.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 AM to 5PM
Saturday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, opened in 1976, The Children's Museum Staten Island highlights the explorer and scientist of all children in a practical and interactive way. It also has workshops aimed at stimulating the creative and innovative spirit children functions.
Input: You can check the cost of tickets by clicking here.
Exhibits and activities: It is home to a variety of exhibitions, programs, special events and recreational activities, where children can spend the day testing their imagination and learning about the world around them, such as using an exoskeleton an ant and pass through a human-sized ant imagining the lives of these. If you want to view your current activities and exhibitions you can click here.
Timetable: Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm
The Historic Richmond Town is a small village made up of more than 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th century and early 20th century, the complex spans more than 100 acres.
It allows you to experience firsthand the colonial era, as they try to preserve the site as it was two centuries ago. Workers are there dressed as settlers and demonstrate how the crafts performed.
Exhibition: We found preserved and restored 1800 houses, including recreations of workshops, shops, taverns, schools of the time, etc...
Visitors can take a guided tour of several houses and shops that are completely furnished and restored to specific periods of interpretation; other buildings are in the process of being restored and are not open to the public yet.
The village also includes a museum with exhibits that portray many aspects of American life from 1700 to the present.
Tickets: On Fridays admissions are free. Children under 3 are free.
Schedule: Thursday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Maritime Collection Staten Island (Noble Maritime Collections) is a museum located in the Sailors' Snug Harbor.
The aim of the museum is to preserve and celebrate contemporary marine life and history. In addition to exhibitions, has a maritime library, studio recorded, programs for school children, programs for teachers.
Exhibitions and collections: Its emphasis is on the work of artist / lithographer / sailor John A. Noble (1913-1983) one of the most important maritime country artists. His study heist floating in the waters of Staten Island (can see a 360 degree view of this study here), is now a museum installation. In this study he created hundreds of paintings, lithographs and drawings now on display.
It also has a gallery of ship models, maritime art and restored rooms.
Input: The cost of admission is by donation, you can pay whatever you want. Children under 10 are admitted free.