To give you a little more insight into our upcoming trip to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we offer a brief history lesson. Hopefully this post will inspire you to join us for one of our most popular trips.
Over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through the inspection station on Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. The station opened on January 1, 1892, after the federal government took control of immigration two years earlier. On that first day, 700 immigrants came through the new station, and an estimated 1.5 million people entered the country through that building before it burnt down in 1897. In December of 1900 the building that still stands today was officially opened, just in time to receive a huge influx of immigrants headed to America before World War I began. The station closed in 1954, and was left vacant until its current occupation of the Immigration Museum began in 1990.
Statue of Liberty
Standing at 151 feet tall, the Statue of Liberty is arguably the most recognizable monument in America. Designed by Frederic Auguste Barhtholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel (of the Eiffel Tower fame) it is modeled on Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty, and was a gift to the United States from France. The statue was built in France, but was then shipped to America in pieces and assembled. Between 1984 and 1986 the statue was closed for extensive renovations that led to the torch and a majority of the internal structure being replaced. Unfortunately, no one has been able to step foot on balcony that surrounds the torch since 1916 due to safety concerns.
Join Superior Tours as We Visit These Historic Landmarks
Please join us as we embark on one of our most popular destinations. We’ll travel on Monday, June 27, 2016. You’ll be free to explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will depart the Island at 4:30 p.m. We will make a stop for dinner at Mastoris Diner (on your own) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will arrive back in Baltimore at approximately 9:30 p.m.
- Roundtrip transportation aboard Superior Tours new luxury motor coach
- Continental breakfast
- Ferry tickets, Ellis Island and Statue admission
Make your reservation today by calling 410-602-1704, or visiting our contact page here. We provide quality charter bus transportation services for the greater Baltimore area. Along with our line of luxury charter buses for event transportation, Superior Tours also offers daily bus lines to New York City. Tour specials are also offered throughout the year that includes special trips to Washington D.C., Maine, and Missouri. To learn more about the specials offered, visit our tour specials page. We keep our list of tour specials up to date and are sure to add new specials as we schedule them. Be sure to check back regularly to learn about new specials being added. Follow Superior Tours today on Facebook,Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest today!