Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

wearing: black parka / statement earrings / black cross body bag / striped tee (sold out, similar here) / black belt / black jeans / spring nail polish / rose sneakers /

Everyone needs to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at least once in their lifetime. Seeing the Statue of Liberty up close was a fun activity because we were able to go inside and check out the engineering behind the statue. In addition, the views of New York from the island and the statue are amazing! There is also a history museum which details how the statue was made and the history surrounding this beautiful gift from France.

I wore comfortable, casual clothing because this activity requires a lot of walking, stairs, and wind from the water. I highly recommend dressing comfortably, wearing sneakers and bringing something warm to shield you from the wind.

After visiting the Statue of Liberty, we hopped back onto the ferry and went to Ellis Island. Many of my ancestors came through Ellis Island so it was surreal standing in the same place where their new life in the United States began. In addition, the museum about the island and immigration to the United States is special, informative, and a must-see. How cute are these baby shoes from an Italian Immigrant pictured below!

We really enjoyed spending time on Ellis Island and touring the facility, visiting the museum, and discovering the manifest library which is online. I highly recommend taking your time on Ellis Island in order to ensure you see everything; especially if you had relatives go through the island!

Seeing both islands takes time. I recommend taking one of the first ferries in the morning and planning to spend the day touring both islands. It is a great way to see our history up close and enjoy these important sites!

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