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Dec 17, 2012 - Lady Liberty

One of the best ways of visiting Jersey City is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus hired from New Charter Bus. Jersey City’s central location near the island of Manhattan makes it an ideal destination for business visitor and tourist alike. If you are traveling with a group on a charter bus, New Jersey makes an ideal focal point from which to base and plan your travels.

No single image more symbolizes the United States than the Statue of Liberty. Comprising of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty was gazetted as a national monument by President Coolidge in 1924. It is located in in Upper New York Bay, just a mile from Jersey City.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States, in recognition of the friendship between the two nations since the War of Independence. The statue was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi in 1865, and dedicated in 1886. The Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure mean to represent the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas. She holds a torch in her right hand, signifying freedom, and a tablet in the left, representing the law. A broken chain lies at her feet, showing that the chains for imprisonment have been broken.

Ellis Island was the primary entry point for immigration into the United States from 1892 to 1954. Through the years, it is estimated that Ellis Island processed over 10.5 million immigrants. The Immigration Museum, located in the former Main Immigration Building, houses photographs and artifacts from the period when Ellis Island served as an Immigration entry point. There is a wall of fame, where famous immigrants first entered the United States through Ellis Island. The museum’s library was named the “Bob Hope Memorial Library” was named in honor of the famous entertainer, who was an immigrant processed through Ellis Island.

Access to the Statue of Liberty National Monument is via ferry. Visitors have a choice of landing either on Liberty Island and leaving via Ellis Island, or vice versa. Admission to the monument is free, but tickets have to be purchased for the ferry ride. Private boat landings are not permitted on the islands, and this is severely enforced by the Park Police.

If you and your group take a charter bus from New Charter Bus, you will find easy access to the ferry landings. New Charter Bus’ friendly, personalized service will make your visit to America’s symbol of freedom one of the most memorable experiences of your life.