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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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icon3 to 5 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

One of the most iconic symbols of America, the Statue of Liberty rises up from New York Harbor, welcoming the immigrants who once entered the United States through nearby Ellis Island. Pay a visit to Lady Liberty and learn the stories of those who passed through Ellis Island with this convenient and flexible tour that lets you choose how long you want to spend at each attraction.
  • The comprehensive option gives you a guided tour that covers both Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Quicker options offer a guide for Liberty only or an audioguide for both islands
  • Avoid ticketing hassles: round-tip ferry tickets and museum admission are included
  • Begin your tour at historic Castle Clinton in Battery Park
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Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Expert English speaking guide
Gratuities
Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
Crown and Pedestal (base) access at the Statue of Liberty
Mask (required for certain portions of the tour)
Castle Clinton National Monument , New York, NY 10004, USA

Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. You do not need to retrieve any tickets.

Ellis Island , Ellis Island, United States

Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the meeting point for the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The meeting point for this tour is Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York.
Dec 2021
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour. At both Liberty and Ellis islands, your guide will lead you on a walking tour. The ferry also has multiple levels with stairs and there are about 160 steps to reach the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Dec 2021
Q:
What can I bring with me on the OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:Food, backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers before entering the Statue of Liberty. The locker fee isn’t included in the tour price. Also, plan for security screenings before entering the ferry and/or pedestal.
Dec 2021
Q:
Will the visit to the Statue of Liberty pedestal and the museums on Ellis Island be guided?
A:The National Park Service doesn't allow any guides inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Statue of Liberty Museum, or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. You will have time to explore these on your own after an introduction from your guide.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Dec 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options.

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  • "The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are obviously very popular so recommend that you get on the early morning tours to avoid the crowds!" See review
  • "Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone." See review

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star-5
Great experience
Amara_J
, Jul 2022
James was a great guide. He was knowledgeable and engaging. He was able to help the group navigate the crowds and stay ahead of time. Jane said great with the kids.
star-5
Lady of Liberty revisited
maria_f
, Jul 2022
Billy is great ! He made it more interesting and not boring ! We definitely learned so much about the history of the tge Statue of Liberty .. Thank you
star-4
Essentially New York city
Stephen_F
, Jul 2022
The view of the Statue of Liberty under a beautiful blue New York sky along with the glimmering Manhattan and New Jersey’s skyline.. breathtaking
star-5
Owen was the best guide...
John_B
, Jul 2022
Owen was the best guide in the numerous tours that my family has experienced. His attention to interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island helped to capture our attention of this important part of our nations history. 5 stars from us.
star-5
Great trip!
Craig_C
, Jul 2022
The knowledge of our guide and enthusiasm for sharing unknown tidbits made it memorable. He was Great.
star-5
Amazing experience with an awesome tour guide
Adrian_L
, Jul 2022
It was worth visiting the Statue of Liberty with a guided tour as I have learned a lot of information I did not have (did not research). Casey (if I remember correctly the guide’s name) was extremely helpful and he did take a photo (I meant to say a photo shoot) for each group in the tour. Amazing experience
star-5
Excellent! Friendly guide...
Susan_L
, Jul 2022
Excellent! Friendly guide who is super knowledgeable. Well organized! Would definitely recommend to anyone
star-5
The guide Billy was...
Dianne_T
, Jul 2022
The guide Billy was amazing with information on Liberty Island and Statue. Really enjoyed Liberty Island but was a little disappointed with Ellis Island
star-5
Tour Guide Russell was...
Sam_P
, Jul 2022
Tour Guide Russell was knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Tons of great things to see, and the gift shop did not disappoint. All in all, a great experience!
star-5
Statue trip
Robert_K
, Jul 2022
Charlie Meany, our guide, was excellent. Visiting Liberty Island and Ellis Island was great. Nice sunny day.
star-5
Riding the ferry boat to...
Tanya_D
, Jul 2022
Riding the ferry boat to get close up pictures of the stature of liberty was the most memorable experience.
star-3
Disappointing
BARBARA_W
, Jul 2022
The tour of Statue of Liberty was good, but we were very disappointed that we had no tour of Ellis Island. Our guide walked us up to the entrance and the “tour” ended. We were on our own inside and it was extremely confusing. So disappointing!
star-5
Our guide Tim was...
Andre_D
, Jul 2022
Our guide Tim was AWESOME, he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and full of energy. He also gave great tips on where to stand to get great photos.
star-4
It’s a good Tour, and the...
SRIVASTAVA_R
, Jul 2022
It’s a good Tour, and the guide is also good. We enjoyed a lot . Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island are good places.
star-5
Excellent would highly recommend
Thomas_U
, Jul 2022
Owen Thompson was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and made the tour so much better.
star-5
Amazing experience
Erin_B
, Jun 2022
Emmeline was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. She really gave our tour life and made the experience very memorable!
star-5
Awesome experience and trip guide!
Lea_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide Chris did a wonderful job explaining all of the background history of the sites. Great experience and tips to enjoy in New York!
star-5
Great Tour! Great Guide!
Art_T
, Jun 2022
Tim was an excellent guide. He's knowledgeable and entertaining. I HIGHLY recommend! Great Job Tim! Thanks Art Thomas
star-5
Excellent
Rebecca_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Daniel M was fantastic. His knowledge, personality, and recommendations were appreciated! The tour itself was an A+
star-5
Incredible experience
Jake_S
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Tim was incredible, very well knowledge on the history off the statue and made us feel welcomed , chatted to us.

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