Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

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Take a 30-minute live guided tour in English of Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore with audio guides or upgrade to include a fully-escorted guided tour of Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Liberty island & Ellis Island independently with the audio guides, available in 9 languages
  • Experience a 30-minute live guided tour of Battery Park in English before boarding the Ferry to Statue of Liberty
  • Receive expedited entry to the ferry & access to the new Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Upgrade to fully escorted tour options featuring a live English-speaking tour guide
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a self-guided tour with audio headsets that come in multiple languages. Travel over to Ellis Island to absorb yourself in the moving stories of the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. Pick up your multilingual audio guide on arrival and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America. Upgrade to a fully-escorted tour and listen to your English-speaking guide bring the history of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to life. For an additional upgrade you can also include a guided tour of 9/11 Memorial.
  • Ferry Tickets to Liberty and Ellis Islands with expedited entry
  • 30-minute English-speaking guided tour of Battery Park
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Musuem (excluding 1:45 PM tour)
  • Multilingual Audio Headsets for Liberty Island & Ellis Island
  • Fully-escorted guided tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (if either upgrade option selected)
  • Fully escorted guided tour of 9/11 Memorial (if option selected)
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax
  • Gratuities
  • Live tour guide inside Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Live tour guide inside the Ellis Island Museum
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

24 State Street, New York, NY 10004. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth as they won't have your tickets.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to local regulations, the Statue of Liberty Museum, the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Ellis Island, and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum may not be open on the date of your visit
  • A mandatory airport grade security screening is conducted prior to boarding the ferry
  • The 1:45 PM tour does not include access to Ellis Island due to time constraints
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1446 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The guide was very punctual to get to the meeting point. Everything in general was fine, the only drawback was that even though we hired the tour in Spanish, the guide only spoke English, so there were comments that we could not understand. We were only given the audio guide in Spanish as it is given to all visitors.

6 January 2021

Today was my daughter's 16th birthday. It was a challenge to find something to do or somewhere to go. The choice was easy for her. Lady Liberty. I begin with this to stress the importance of having a good day for her. Our tour guide was an amazing man named Ceasar. He didn't to to us. He spoke WITH us. He shared information so genuinely with my family. When we made it back home, we talked about the tour and what it would have been like without him, if we had just walked around on our own. From incredible facts to the best seat on the ferry, Ceasar was too notch. The fact that he made a genuine connection made our tour an event. He created a memory for us. We are forever grateful. He is an asset to the company, the city, and humanity. It was a great tour lead by a great man.

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23 October 2020

I hope you get Caesar our guide . He was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. The meeting point at Starbucks is directly across from subway so very easy to find. Ensure you wrap up very warm as you have lots of time standing in the cold but so worthwhile to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. You can also get teas and coffees on the ferry which are inexpensive.

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15 February 2020

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