History Abounds in Hudson County
We keep Hudson County’s rich and diverse history alive through educational experiences and monuments. Our county was the first stop for numerous immigrants who entered America through Ellis Island. It’s also where America’s favorite pastime—baseball—had its first recorded GAME. Here are some of the best ways to soak up Hudson County’s rich history.
Few destinations transport visitors back in time like Ellis Island, where 12 million immigrants once arrived and took their first steps onto American soil. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is the island’s most popular attraction. Admire artifacts from the 1500s to present throughout the museum’s exhibits, or spend time researching your own ancestors with trained historians at the site’s American Family Immigration History Center. Visit Ellis Island by booking a Statue Cruises trip to Ellis Island and the Statue, departing from Liberty State Park.
Statue of Liberty
See Lady Liberty up close and personal with a quick visit from Hudson County’s Liberty State Park, where the Statue Cruises ferries depart. A visit to the historic Statue of Liberty can include many things: a walk around the statue, a stop at the Statue of Liberty Museum (home to the original statue torch), or a climb up to the top of the Statue of Liberty to see the views and soak up U.S. history (advance tickets required). Statue Cruises is the only authorized official ticket provider for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You can catch one of their ferries near Liberty State Park’s historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal.
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