New York City may be one of the busiest places on earth, but it is a great location for those looking for breathtaking historical and natural sites. Each year, millions of tourists visit these NPS-affiliated preserved historic sites, monuments, and parks. Here are some of them.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Who would not recognize this national monument? The Statue of Liberty is a gift from the French government for the centennial celebration of the United States. The statue’s location is worth a visit for those who want to learn more about the American immigration culture, as the Ellis Island is known as “American’s Golden Door,” or a gateway for those who want to start a new life in the United States.
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Federal Hall National Memorial
The Federal Hall is a great reminder of the role of NYC in colonial America. This site saw the start of the Revolutionary War, as well as the composition of the Bill of Rights. This was also the place where George Washington made his oath as the first President of the United States.
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum
97 Orchard Street was a famous tenement where thousands of people from different countries used to live. Now known as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, it aims to introduce a different side of New York to its visitors, complete with photographs, archived documents, and artifacts.
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
Saint Paul’s Church, located in Bronx, was a place where a lot of people received treatment during the Revolutionary War. People who visit the historic site will get to learn more about the American Revolution and other issues like freedom of religion and free press.