Early Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
Attractions & guided tours

Early Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On select dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy an intimate tour with a small group
  • Take an early ferry to Liberty Island to beat the crowds
  • Walk the Stairs of Separation and hear tales at the American Immigrant Wall of Honor to put a human context on your visit
What to expect

The tour starts with a walk around Battery Park. The memorials here rarely get the attention they deserve due to visitors rushing past to catch the ferry. Then, you'll move to Liberty Island with pre-reserved tickets to arrive at the Statue before it gets crowded. You’ll learn the history of this American icon, from its inception as an extravagant gift to one of the preeminent symbols of the country.

Afterward, it’s back on the ferry and on to Ellis Island, where you’ll follow the footsteps of 12 million immigrants who passed through in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With your expert guide on hand to give context and answer questions, you’ll tour the Museum and see some of the main landmarks, like the Stairs of Separation. Your tour ends in Ellis Island, where you can stay a little longer if you’d like or head back on the ferry.

Sites Visited:

  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Ellis Island Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Pier A Harbor House (from exterior)
  • American Merchant Mariner’s Memorial
  • The Sphere
  • New York Korean War Veterans Memorial
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Fully guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum tour
    • All ferry tickets between Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    What's not included
    • Statue of Liberty Crown
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Where

    22 Battery Place New York, NY 10004

    Meeting point:
    Please meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House (on the right side of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton).
    What to remember
    • Early access to the Statue of Liberty and arrival before the crowds are only applicable if the 9.00 am departure is selected
    • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bags you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $2.00 in bills only (no coins accepted)
    • Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided
    • Please note that guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty
    • Food (even unopened) and drinks (including water) are not allowed inside the Statue of Liberty
    • All weapons are prohibited, including: firearms, explosives or flammables, knives or sharp objects (including tools), pepper spray and mace
    • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.
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    Provider
    Walks LLC - US
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 100% refund.

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