En el interior del parque de la batería, se destacan el Castillo Clinton, una fortaleza construida antes de la guerra del 1812, por la Major DeWitt Clinton, ahora es un monumento nacional. Además de tener una pequeña exposición de la historia, varios conciertos se llevan a cabo durante el verano. Castillo es el lugar donde los billetes para el ferry para visitar las islas Libertad y Ellis se venden. La historia dice que en esta zona, decenas de fuertes fueron construidos, todos ellos dedicados a defender el Puerto de Nueva York en el momento de la guerra en el año de 1812, de la que se dice que ninguno de ellos tuvo la oportunidad de disparar al enemigo. La mayor relevancia de este lugar para los inmigrantes fue en el año de 1855, en el que el lugar fue arrendado por el Estado de Nueva York y comenzó a operar como una oficina para la atención de los inmigrantes, por la que se estimó de ocho millones de personas entran a los Estados Unidos. En el año 1896 el Castillo Clinton se volvió a abrir como el acuario de la ciudad, siendo uno de los mejores atractivos de la ciudad hasta el año de 1941. Durante el verano, hay actividades gratuitas diferentes, tales como obras de teatro y conciertos. Para obtener más información, visite la página http://www.nps.gov/cacl/planyourvisit/index.htm
Schedule: In this season
From 8:30 to 4:00 p. m.
To visit the STATUE OF LIBERTY, you have two options: one through Staten Island Ferry which is free and crosses near the island letting you take pictures; you just have to try to locate in a good position in the outer aisles of the ferry and have your camera by hand. Leaves every half hour from a port situated very close to the official pier of the island. The second option is to buy the ticket at the pier, but the lines are huge, it is best to buy them in advance and online, http://www.statuecruises.com/ On the official supplier three options are displayed:
1. Buy only the ferry ride to the island, you can walk around, take your photography, visit the souvenir shop and fast food, also allows you to stop at Ellis Island, where there is a museum that recreates an audio-guide about epic lived by emigrants who were taken there and went to a court emigration were they decided if they were accepted to enter the United States or rejected the whole family and have a brutal return.
2. Buy the trip to Liberty island, including the trip to Ellis island, entrance to the pedestal, is restricted to daily tickets, that’s the main reason to buy tickets in advance. You must climb 215 steps, there's not an elevator.
3. Buy the trip to the island and the entrance to the pedestal and climb to the crown, go prepared to climb 354 steps up through a narrow stairs, you can only come up with your ticket, camera and medication, other objects including wallet and keys must be deposited in a deposit box rental, also including Ellis island, to achieve this, you will need to book in advance, since the quotas are even more restricted.
You must claim your tickets in the ticket office at the park entrance, tickets for access to the interior of the statue as well, this procedure should do by the person who bought the tickets, presenting a valid ID and with the credit card you made a transaction. Tours are self-guided, the tour lasts 5 hours, of course depending on the tour you chose. Security to enter the dock is the same as used in airports, very strict, therefore, refrain from carrying the same items banned by planes. If you carry liquids in glass containers you have to drink before or putting in the trash, no solid food is allowed.
The apartment National Monument and Ellis Island often organizes special exhibitions, programs and tours that you can enjoy on the day of the visit, check with the rangers of Liberty Island and Ellis Island through the available programs or visit: www.nps.gov/stli
The time to visit an island is about two hours and 5 hours for both, after 2 pm you can only go to one of the two islands, because they do not give them time to be in both, schedule your time visit in the morning.
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: Depends on the season, a boat starts the route between 8:30 - 9:30am
The last ferry returns at 5:00 p.m.
Open every day of the year, except December 25th
Transportation: Ferry from Battery Park
When you buy the ticket to visit the Statue of Liberty, it's included in the cost to visit Ellis Island, of course, if you want to visit, it's optional, Ellis is a small island that has a lot of history, about 12 million immigrants cross this island from all over the world to locate in the United States, most of them stayed in New York. At the Museum of the island you can find letters, photographs, personal belongings and all kinds of memories of the time, also they are inscribed on the Wall of Honor, about 600,000 immigrants are there. Today, more than 100 million Americans can find their ancestors who passed through the island.
Use the audio guide, it's free and try to make the tour based on the story that the narrator is telling you and imagine how the events occurred, it’s very touching. If any of your ancestors crossed around the island, you can pay and record his name on the Wall of Honor, you only have to contribute a sum of money to Ellis Island Foundation.
Starting point: Battery Park
Departure time: 8:30 am, 1:30 pm
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty is almost mandatory if it is your first time in New York. Recognized as the unofficial entrance to the city welcomes millions of visitors the world since 1886. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States as a commemoration of the Declaration of Independence and as a sign of friendship between two nations.
Disembarks in Liberty Island and begin the guided visit to the pedestal which has several levels of observation and a museum on the construction and architecture of the monument.
Then return to the ferry and go to Ellis Island to learn the history of the hand of his guide people who arrived there between 1892 and 1954 in search of the American dream.
Tickets: Children under 5 are free. Clicking here can see prices and availability. both print and electronic bond bonds are accepted. If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your photo identification and present your electronic voucher on your smartphone or digital tablet.