A replica of the Statue of Liberty will be erected on July 1, 2021 on Ellis Island across from its big sister in New York Harbor, New York City, New York, USA.

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With the new mini statue of Lady Liberty in New York Harbor and the interior of the OG Statue of Liberty until the pedestal reopens, Statue City Cruises is extending its opening hours for those who want to explore.

Statue City Cruises now offers departures from Battery Park, NY and Liberty State Park, NJ daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Island across from the original Statue on Liberty Island from July 1 to July 5. The last departures of the day from Liberty and Ellis Island will now be at 6.15pm

“As another sign of normalcy, we are pleased to offer extended hours of operation this summer to all visitors who want to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island,” said Mike Burke, COO of Concessions and Park Services for City Experiences by Hornbläser. “Every Statue City Cruises ticket includes access to the Statues of Liberty and both islands as we welcome guests to these New York harbor gems.”

Another gift from France to the United States, the £ 1,000 replica of Lady Liberty was on display at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris before arriving in New York. After July 5, the replica will be relocated to Washington, DC

Cruisers are required to wear face masks throughout the experience and crews will continue to increase cleaning protocols to ensure the highest level of safety on board for everyone.

Tickets are $ 23.50 / adult, $ 18 / senior, $ 12 / child, and are free for children under three, and include self-guided audio tours of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is recommended to purchase tickets online from the Statue City Cruises website at www.cityexperiences.com/new-york/city-cruises/statue. Tickets are also available from the Battery Park and Liberty State Park ticket offices.