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 Statue of Liberty


  United States of America


Statue of Liberty, national monument proclaimed in 1924. Located in New York City, the monument consists of two small islands, Liberty Island and Ellis Island, that lie in Upper New York Bay. The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island. Ellis Island was once the location where most immigrants entered the United States.

 


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Ellis Island

 

 

 

Ellis Island, New York
 

Ellis Island, in upper New York Bay near Manhattan, is best known for the immigrant station located there between 1892 and 1954. An estimated 12 million immigrants passed through the station. In 1965, the island was designated as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. In 1990, after six years of renovation, the former immigration station, shown here, was made into a museum.
 

 

Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States for about 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954. It became part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965. From 1984 to 1990 the main building for processing immigrants was restored as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The museum features three floors of exhibits, a research library, and an ongoing oral history project that records and preserves the story of immigration in the United States. In 1984 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization designated the Statue of Liberty National Monument a World Heritage Site and recognized it as a unique cultural site. Administered by the National Park Service. Area, 23 hectares (58 acres).

 

 

           More About Statue of Liberty : Introduction : Statue of Liberty History : Ellis Island :Statue of Liberty Gallery