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July 11, 2021

Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

West Shore Recreation Commission • 507 Fishing Creek Rd P.O. Box 413 LewisberryPA  17339 Organized by West Shore Recreation Commission

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Following a fast-food rest stop, we will arrive in Jersey City, NJ at Liberty State Park to begin a look back at our country’s heritage and history. After boarding the ferry, our first stop will be at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. During your self-guided tour you will have the opportunity to discover what our ancestors went through as they entered the Port of New York and Ellis Island through pictorial, video/audio, and interactive exhibits at the museum. Providing a moving experience to its visitors, the museum’s exhibits chronicle Ellis Island’s role in immigration history. Lunch will be on your own and you may choose to have a cafeteria style lunch at either Ellis Island or Liberty Island. Next, board the New Jersey Ferry once again and take a short ride to Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty. For more than 125 years, Lady Liberty has stood for freedom and democracy as well as international friendship. A gift from France in recognition of our cooperative efforts during the American Revolution, it resides on the threshold of where more than 25 million people entered the new world as immigrants. The Statue of Liberty started out as a design by a French sculptor in 1876 in commemoration of the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It took nearly 10 years to be funded, built and shipped to America. Now residing on Liberty Island, she welcomes young and old, male and female, and people of all nationalities to the New York harbor to learn about her history and symbolism. At the conclusion of your look back at history, you will board the New Jersey Ferry no later than the 4:30 p.m. en route back to Liberty State Park to depart for home. We will make a non fast-food dinner stop en route home at your expense.

*Located at each ferry boarding location is a timed departure and arrival schedule. Your experience is self-guided at both the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Statue of Liberty. Therefore, you will want to familiarize yourself with the ferry times so that you can plan your stay at each location accordingly. Your tour escort will provide you with valuable information to make your experience enjoyable.

Child's price is based on 12 years of age and under.


Package Includes: Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Statue of Liberty Pedestal Pass, Roundtrip Ferry Ticket and Transportation
**Times and itinerary are subject to change**


This trip is escorted by Wolf's Bus Lines.
Schedule:

Departure time 7:00 a.m. - from Sportsman's Warehouse at Capital City Mall in Camp Hill (fast-food dinner stop on way home - on your own).

Depart for home with fast-food dinner stop on way home (on your own). 10:00 pm - Approximate return to Sportsman's Warehouse

Activity Other Category

Family / Multi-age

Instructor

Kristin Miller

When

July 11, 2021

7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday

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Age and Gender

Ages 5-255 · Co-Ed

Location

West Shore Recreation Commission

507 Fishing Creek Rd P.O. Box 413 LewisberryPA  17339

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Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty

$109.00
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