Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Delve into the stories of immigrants with ExperienceFirst’s knowledgeable local guides to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Choose a tour duration that suits you, whether a comprehensive guided tour of both landmarks or quicker options for specific islands. Enjoy hassle-free access with included round-trip ferry tickets and museum admission, all starting at the historic Castle Clinton in Battery Park.

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Free Cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 3 hours to 5 hours
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Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
Crown and Pedestal (base) access at the Statue of Liberty, entry not included
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Expert English speaking guide
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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.
  • Guides are wearing orange hats AND/OR blue shirts or jackets.

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time.
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February 22, 2024
Brilliant we have older daughters and younger children but we all enjoyed it little one was a bit bored with explanation of origins but to be expected we now know why statue of liberty is there lovely day out .
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February 21, 2024
Fantastic trip! Made 10 times better by the wonderful Sean our tour guide. He's really passionate about his work and very knowledgeable about the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island tour. He is by far the best tour guide we have ever had. Well done Sean 👏
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February 21, 2024
Charlie was a very entertaining and engaging guide. It was very cold and the screening line to get to the Statue was long but he made the experience as pleasurable as possible. I would highly recommend the tour.
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Nathan C
February 21, 2024
Brilliant tour of Liberty Island with our guide, Jason. We really enjoyed Jason’s humorous delivery of the tour, providing us with a great overview of the history of New York along with the story of Lady Liberty. Jason did really well to fill the time in the line for security. This had recently been upscaled and took over an hour to get through but once we were on the boat - and while we waited in line - we enjoyed a great mix of anecdotes and history. I liked that the tour was structured up to a point on Liberty Island and then we were free to explore the museum and find our way back at our own pace. You can stop off at Ellis Island on the return trip or sail on to Manhattan, depending on your time constraints. If you are not sure whether you want a tour guide or not, I would recommend you go with a guide, we would not usually but got so much more out of the trip because we did.
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February 20, 2024
Charlie the tour guide was AWESOME! He provided some unknown facts and trivia we wouldn’t have known. He was really great about engaging the entire group including the kids at various ages. Highly recommend the tour and Charlie the Tourguide.
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