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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Battery Park Tour with Pedestal Access

by Walks of New York Duration 4h+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$76
Amazing! 4.5/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 4 Expedia Verified Reviews

From the Statue of Liberty—that beacon of freedom that welcomed immigrants into New York Harbour—to Ellis Island, where their fates and futures changed course, this guided tour takes you to Lower Manhattan's historic landmarks and into its storied past.

Meet your local guide in Battery Park. Located at the southernmost tip of the island, this park is often overlooked by visitors heading to the ferries. Spend some time exploring this area's lesser-known monuments and attractions, like the Castle Clinton National Monument, the Pier A Harbor House, the American Merchant Mariner's Memorial, the Sphere and the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Step aboard one of the day's first ferries with priority boarding to beat the crowds across the water to Liberty Island. Walk around the base of the statue and learn about the symbolism of Lady Liberty's tablet, the 7 rays of her helmet and the broken chain at her feet. As you gain special access to the pedestal of the statue, hear the history behind the efforts that went into actually erecting the Lady Liberty in her current location.

Head back to the ferry and take a short ride to Ellis Island. More than 12 million immigrants passed through this space during its time as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station, from 1892 to 1954. Step into the red brick building and hear how the Stairs of Separation earned their name. Your guide leads you through the museum's interactive exhibits before parting ways, leaving you to explore some more and ferry back to Manhattan at your leisure.

From the Statue of Liberty—that beacon of freedom that welcomed immigrants into New York Harbour—to Ellis Island, where their fates and futures changed course, this guided tour takes you to Lower Manhattan's historic landmarks and into its storied past.

Meet your local guide in Battery Park. Located at the southernmost tip of the island, this park is often overlooked by visitors heading to the ferries. Spend some time exploring this area's lesser-known monuments and attractions, like the Castle Clinton National Monument, the Pier A Harbor House, the American Merchant Mariner's Memorial, the Sphere and the New York Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Step aboard one of the day's first ferries with priority boarding to beat the crowds across the water to Liberty Island. Walk around the base of the statue and learn about the symbolism of Lady Liberty's tablet, the 7 rays of her helmet and the broken chain at her feet. As you gain special access to the pedestal of the statue, hear the history behind the efforts that went into actually erecting the Lady Liberty in her current location.

Head back to the ferry and take a short ride to Ellis Island. More than 12 million immigrants passed through this space during its time as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station, from 1892 to 1954. Step into the red brick building and hear how the Stairs of Separation earned their name. Your guide leads you through the museum's interactive exhibits before parting ways, leaving you to explore some more and ferry back to Manhattan at your leisure.

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9:00 AM, Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access in English

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour with pedestal access.
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9:00 AM, Tour plus 9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission in English

Duration 9h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour with pedestal access, and visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum ​afterwards with your guide.
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9:00 AM, Tour plus 9/11 Memorial & One World Observatory Admission in English

Duration 9h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour with pedestal access, and visit the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory ​afterwards with your guide.
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Battery Park Tour with Pedestal Access

Activity Location

Battery Park

New York

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Pier A Harbor House

    22 Battery Place 22 Battery Place

    New York 10004


Highlights

  • Guided exploration of 2 of New York's most iconic landmarks

  • Little-known monuments & memorials in & around Battery Park

  • Early ferry & pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty

  • Insight into the immigrant experience at Ellis Island

  • Expert guide to share fascinating historical commentary


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Battery Park, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty with pedestal access and Ellis Island

  • Ferry tickets

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • You must be able to climb and descend 215 stairs from the Statue lobby to the top of the pedestal.

  • This tour does not include access to the Statue of Liberty Crown.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Battery Park Tour with Pedestal Access ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.45 out of 5

Pennie S

Australia

Oct 25, 2017

This tour was by far the best our guide was

fabulous ( Alvaro) Allow the whole day if you want to take in the museum on Ellis island.

Dominic C

Australia

Aug 25, 2017

The most perfect tour of The Statue of Liberty

and Ellis island. Our guide Colin was extremely informative about everything, made great conversation and even gave us tips when we were talking about the next leg of our holiday. It wasn't until the end of the tour he actually told us it was his first tour he had ever done. It actually felt like he had been doing it for years, even with the questions we were asking. Very good sized group too. Not too big at all so excellent timing with everything. Well done Colin 😊