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Ranger walking tour

Boat Tour

Gateway to America

Sights include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, South Street Seaport, Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge.


New York Harbor for centuries has been the great portal to America. Its role in the birth of the nation, growth of commerce, defense of the city and immigration, in large part defined who we are today as New Yorkers and indeed Americans.

Narrated by actress Kathleen Turner, this one-hour tour's sweeping audio narrative features among others: David McCullough, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Great Bridge; Ken Jackson, historian and author of The Encyclopedia of New York City and national park rangers.

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Learn about Gateway to America Official Tours. For more information, email us at tours@nyharborparks.org.

 

PARTNERS: This tour was created by the Harbor Conservancy and the National Park Service. Special funding for Gateway to America was provided by Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation. Music on Gateway to America includes excerpts from Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer provided courtesy of Propulsive Music. Gateway to America is an Antenna Audio Production.

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