Manhattan Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
An enduring symbol of the American value of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, now designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, stands with her flaming torch overlooking New York Harbour. The statue was presented to the USA by the people of France and first dedicated in 1886. Over the years "Lady Liberty" has become symbolic of the country itself and has achieved iconic status. The Statue of Liberty was the first thing millions of immigrants saw as they entered New York Harbor and commenced their new life in the United States. Guided tours of the statue are available. The statue is reached by ferry from either Manhatten or New Jersey. Access to the top of the Statue is closed several hours before the park closes so allow plenty of time including ferry transit. Visitors are advised that during the winter, hours of visitation are reduced.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial was the home of Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Hourly tours are led by National Park Service Rangers.
With a variety of paintings, sculptures, furniture, tools, tiffany lamps and much more on display. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm. During the summer the hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm. Admission for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult are free.
Displays of Judeo-Christian art and collections of historic bibles.
The final resting place of Ulyssess S. Grant, the General Grant National Memorial presents costumed interpreters, exhibits on the General's life and ranger-led programs.
This company provides walks and tours of Harlem, Jewish Harlem, downtown, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. Walking tours are offered for all Manhattan neighborhoods. Customized tours for small and large groups are available.
Constructed to help defend New York Harbor, Castle Clinton National Monument has been many things-an opera house and theater, a restaurant, an immigrant landing depot and an aquarium. Today, programs and tours led by National Park Service Rangers as well as costumed interpreters help bring the history of Castle Clinton to visitors.
On the site of George Washington's inauguration in 1789, Federal Hall National Memorial is the current structure. Self-guided tours and ranger-led programs are offered at the Memorial.
For the first 14 years of his life, Theodore Roosevelt called 28 East 20th Street home. His original home was demolished but was rebuilt after his death. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States.
The Dakota Building is a historic building built in 1884 that is known infamously as the site of John Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980. A co-op apartment building, it features attractive gables and balconies in a North German Renaissance style. Along with Yoko Ono and John Lennon, other notable past residents include Roberta Flack, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Joe Namath, Gilda Radner, Rex Reed, Connie Chung and Maury Povich.
Washington Square Arch
Built in 1889 and located in the West Village, Washington Square Arch was created to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. The arch area became a site of artistic and social rebellion.