Statue of Liberty
This iconic symbol of freedom was a gift of friendship from the people of France in 1886. Made of copper, Lady Liberty holds a book with the inscription July 4, 1776 in one hand a torch of freedom in the other.
Ellis Island, situated just north of the Statue of Liberty, opened in 1892 and closed in 1954. Over that time more than 12 million immigrants passed through on their way to America. Today it is an Immigration Museum.
Times Square, often referred to as the “Crossroads of the World,” is the iconic center of Manhattan. It hosts a concentration of well-known theaters, stores and animated billboards. More than a million people gather each year on New Year’s Eve to the ball drop.
Empire State Building
Standing 102 stories tall, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest office building for more than 40 years. The 1931 Art Deco building has 2 million square feet of office space and offers a view of 80 miles on a clear day.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
It is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country.
A model of urban planning and design, Rockefeller Center is famous most for its large Christmas tree and gold statue “Prometheus” which overlooks the ice rink in winter.
Top of the Rock
Atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, enjoy a sensational panoramic view of Manhattan from this world class observatory.
The Headquarters of the World Organization is located on an 18-acre site on the East side of Manhattan. Each building was designed and decorated by celebrated architects and artisans.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Serves as the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance.
Originally founded in 1697 and later rebuilt in 1846 after a fire, Trinity Church dominated the skyline of early lower Manhattan. Buried in the adjacent cemetery are Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton.
At a time when New York City was the nation’s capital, it was here that George Washington took the oath of office as the first U.S. President on April 30, 1789.
Intrepid Air Sea Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is the country’s largest museum dedicated to the armed forces and the space program.
Grand Central Station
Constructed of glass and steel, the 100-foot wide by 650-foot long structure rivaled the Eiffel Tower and Crystal Palace for primacy as the most dramatic engineering achievement of the 19th century.
South Street Seaport
Known in the early 19th century as the “Street of Ships,” Pier 17 is where New York meets the sea. There are many great shops and restaurants today.
Museum of Natural History
Created in 1869, the museum houses more than 30 million artifacts dedicated to the research of the earth and its myriad of life forms.