Early Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
Attraction passes

Early Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

Language: English
Availability: On select dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
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
Read more
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
Reduced price
  • Children (age 2-14)
  • Infants (age under 2): free admission
Where

New York, NY 10004, USA

Meeting point:

Please meet 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton. Directions by taxi: Tell your driver to drop you off at Pier A Harbor House, Battery Park, near the Statue of Liberty ferry. Directions by subway: Take Line 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, or Lines 1 or R to Rector Street. Walk towards the water. Pier A Harbor House is to the right 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 9.00am 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
Read more
When
  • Please see calendar for updated availability
Read more
Provider
Walks LLC - US
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like

Gardens & parks

The best way to enjoy a picnic in Central park, that has been set up especially for you and will be ...

Sailing activities

Experience a two-hour twilight cruise around New York Harbor aboard a 1929 luxury yacht, the Shearwa...

Walking tours

Discover the best of Central Park on a bike tour led by a city-licensed professional. Experts will g...

Bike Tours
-20%

Bike Rent NYC offers some of the highest quality bikes in the city, such as high performance hybrid ...

Walking tours

On this pride walking tour, you'll hear all about the revolutionary 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Learn t...

Walking tours

Taste the best desserts in New York City and learn about the history of Hell's Kitchen with this foo...