Day in New York City

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Friday Jun 15, 2012 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, National Parks, Travel, Uncategorized

 

We only had one day to see New York and I think we made the most of it. We started out taking a ferry to Ellis Island. The kids did the Junior Ranger tour there. They had a great audio tour geared to kids that gave a great overview of the building. We then went to the Statue of Liberty, where we first did a ranger-led scavenger hunt which did an excellent job of teaching the kids the symbols that are on the Statue of Liberty. We then did an audio tour that explained more about the statue. We had a quick lunch and then took a ferry over the Manhattan. We raced to make our ticket time for the 911 Memorial. The memorial is free but you have to get a ticket. Even with a ticket you have to wait in a line but it moves pretty quickly. The museum is not open yet but I am still glad we went. The memorial seems a perfect tribute. It is quite beautiful which cannot be conveyed in photos.  This event has affected me still after all these years and it gave me peace to see how beautifully and respectfully they memorialized this event. We then took the subway to go see the Empire State Building.  Bruce ended up taking the kids on the ride and up to the observation desk. The ride was an flying overview of the city.

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