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Perhaps the best way to see the most iconic sight in New York is to take NewYorkTour1’s exclusive Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, available from You’ll begin your tour by meeting your guide at Castle Clinton, a former fort in Battery Park. The guide will take you through the priority boarding line at the Statue Cruises ferry, which means you don’t need to worry about waiting in lines or missing your ride. As you cruise the waves, you’ll learn the history of Lady Liberty and how it has become a symbol of inspiration to millions of immigrants who came to this great country through the portal of Ellis Island. You’ll tour the grounds of Liberty Island, getting one of the most amazing views of the New York skyline around. The next stop is the Pedestal of the Statue, to visit the museum and learn the deeper history of the statue, how it was constructed and the people who made the statue happen.

After the visit to Liberty Island, you’ll go to the birthplace of America’s melting pot, Ellis Island. Millions of American’s ancestors came through this one port, looking for a better life. You’ll visit the National Museum of Immigration and then have the opportunity to grab lunch before heading back into the city.

Why Go?

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Expert guides offering deeper insight into the histories of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

NewYorkTour1 has been rated #1 by TripAdvisor in and around New York, and it focuses on the lower end of Manhattan. The guides that NewYorkTour1 have are some of the best in the business, and come from a very diverse background. They’ve worked to put their tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island together in such a way where you’ll have an educational entertainment experience, getting up close to both Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Your expert guide will take you across the grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, through the museums on both islands, and always be there to answer any questions you might have about these most American of sights.

Additional Information

Please be at meeting location 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour to check in with your guide. The tour will depart prompltly on time. Pleaes check you voucher for your tour departure time. 

The meeting location is next to the Bookstore inside Castle Clinton in Battery Park. This is the ferry ticketing office. Your guide wil be holing an orange sign and/or flag. Please check in with your tour guide.

The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. Dress appropriately for the weather. Walking is involved. You’ll be on your feet for most of the day.

Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening and all persons and property are subject to search. There will be another security screening on Liberty Island.

Backpacks, strollers and large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for an additional fee per locker. This fee is not included.

Equipment: A free helmet, basket, lock and map are included in the tour


Castle Clinton National Monument (Bookstore inside Castle Clinton)
Battery Park, NY 10004