What are the Best Museums in New York City?

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Statue of Liberty

The head of the statue of liberty

In a land filled with freedom, justice and equality, The Statue of Liberty embodies the American Dream. A gift from France, she depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, as she towers 305 ft (including the base) over NY’s Liberty Island. Weighing in at nearly half a million pounds, Lady Liberty is truly something to behold.

Federal Hall National Memorial

First Capitol of the United States

The Federal Hall Memorial building, constructed in 1842, sits on historically important land; the site of the first capital of the USA. Originally the site of NY’s city hall dating back to 1700, the building’s significance increased after the Revolutionary war. Among the milestones at Federal Hall was George Washington’s inauguration as the first president.

South Street Seaport

Postcard circa approx. 1900

Officially designated as a historic district, Manhattan’s South Street Seaport sits on the site of NYC’s first port, just east of the Financial District. Known for its modern shopping mall, classy old style brick buildings, and its breathtaking views of Brooklyn, tourists flock to the Seaport for an escape from the “all work, no play.”

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