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.
- 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