Taking the Kids — to the world’s best birthday present, the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty seen from the new visitors center

Taking the Kids — to the world’s best birthday present, the Statue of Liberty

Today Lady Liberty is a worldwide symbol of freedom — no more so than on July 4th. She attracts some 4.4 million visitors annually

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A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day
ABC Westport Boys visit the Statue of Liberty

A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day

Despite the blustery January weather, crowds of bundled-up tourists from around the world lined up to take the Statue Cruises ferry to Liberty Island, good-naturedly taking off belts and watches for the security screenings. The second stop would be historic Ellis Island

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Lady Liberty is reopening July 4 after cleanup from Hurricane Sandy
Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty is reopening July 4 after cleanup from Hurricane Sandy

Wow! Even the most jaded teen or tween can’t help but be impressed gazing up at The Statue of Liberty, reopening July 4 for the first time since Liberty Island was seriously damaged and closed last fall in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty
Laurel and Katie Grace at the Statue of Liberty

Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty

My family decided to end our stay in the Big Apple with a trip to see the Statue of Liberty. Let me tell you, the “Summer Evenings” Cruise out to the Statue of Liberty was the highlight of our whole trip.

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