Will Your Family Enjoy an NYC Ferry Tour?
by New York Water Tours - December 16, 2017
Are you traveling to New York City with your family? One of the best attractions is the Statue of Liberty. Therefore, an NYC ferry tour is a great thing to do with your family.
For an hour and fifteen minutes, an NYC ferry tour will bring you through the New York harbor and close to the Statue of Liberty. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Plus, you don’t have to spend an hour walking around. This will definitely give your family a small break. Tours are offered three times a day and start from Pier 36, which is located at 299 South Street between Montgomery Street and Clinton Street. An experienced guide will tell you about New York City and its history and culture. You will also get to see an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline, offering you the possibility to take plenty of pictures and make many memories with all of your family members. In addition to seeing the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, you will also pass the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, Governors Island National Monument, and Ellis Island.
The Statue of Liberty
You will get to learn a lot about the Statue of Liberty during your NYC Ferry Tour. Did you know that a piece of the statue was displayed during the World Fair of 1878 and that France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States? She was built by Edouard de Laboulaye, Gustave Eiffel, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, and Richard Morris Hunt. She arrived in the New York City harbor in 1885 in no less than 350 pieces that were packed in 214 crates. She is 305 feet tall from the ground all the way to her torch and used to be the tallest iron structure at the time. In order to reach her crown, you have to climb 354 stairs up. The crown has 25 windows, each representing one of the world’s seven seas. She is a symbol of freedom and hope, and during the twentieth century, she also became a symbol of immigration to over nine million people who had arrived in the city and who had just become new immigrants.