Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Statue of Liberty Opening but Ellis Island to Remain Closed

The National Parks Service has said that it will re-open the Statue of Liberty on July 4th.  However, they will most likely keep the Ellis Island Immigration Museum closed for Hurricane Sandy-related repairs through the rest of 2013. The Statue of Liberty, on Liberty Island, and the Museum on Ellis Island have always been visited by the same tour boats. However, the Museum's Hurricane Sandy-related damage meant that its vast collection of artifacts had to be moved into storage while more extensive repairs are made.
The Parks Service said it will route tour boats from Battery Park for a quick stop at the island only for security processing. The museum will remain closed until all the necessary preparations can be made for artifacts to return to their climate-controlled environment in the museum.

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