Start your comprehensive tour of the Statue of Liberty National Monument off right with priority boarding on a ferry from Manhattan. At Liberty Island, a guide leads you inside the pedestal of 'Liberty Enlightening the World' (Lady Liberty's real name) to find observation decks and a museum. Later visit the restored Great Hall on Ellis Island for exhibits about the millions of immigrants who arrived between 1892 and 1954. This quintessential Big Apple experience is enhanced with a hard hat tour of Ellis Island's abandoned south side, an opportunity that many visitors miss.
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