The Mom here!  After a year of being indoors – organizing closets, making banana bread, being on Zoom for hours every day, and basically waiting for life to resume, we were ready get outside and experience life again in New York City.  There were no more closets, so it was time. And, we were definitely yearning to breathe free. Where to start? Easy.  Visit the Statue of Liberty. How to get there? Easy. Statue Cruises.

Waverly here! It has been soooooooo loooooong since we went anywhere and I was sooooooo ready to get outside and take a day trip. I was really excited to get on that boat and to go on a vacation right here in our city! It was a perfect day and as always, getting there was just as fun as being there!

We started out by visiting the Statue of Liberty Museum, “the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the Statue herself.” This is a very cool museum!! Look how close you can get to the original torch! My mom says “it’s an honor and a privilege to be in such close presence to such a historically significant artifact.” I say it’s awesome!

We love the new museum! It also has lots of other amazing historical artifacts you can check out while you learn things, like how the statue was paid for.  Hint:

This was the first time we visited that museum and it was fun, interesting, and also very inspiring! Make sure you stop by when you’re there – you don’t need to book in advance or buy a special ticket. Just walk right on in-you do NOT want to skip this part!Then….time for some FRESH AIR and SPACE and sounds of birds chirping as you make your way to see HER!! You will feel like you’re far away in another land but you’re just a short, fun boat ride from the city!! Run around, take up space, and BREATHE!!

And then, take a hundred pictures and selfies with Lady Liberty herself!! If you haven’t gone to see her, now is the perfect time. If you’ve already visited, now is the perfect time also!! Yearning to breathe free? Go visit Lady Liberty! 
Statue of Liberty
Statue Cruises

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
From “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887). 

What’s Open?

  • The grounds of Liberty Island (Liberty Information Center closed)
  • The Statue of Liberty Museum (Limited to 25% capacity)
  • Audio tours (included in the price of your ticket)
  • Limited snacks, beverages and gift shop services
  • Public restrooms
  • Ellis Island and the National Museum of Immigration