Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Battery Park Tours

star-4.5
1,288 Reviews
Battery Park
Battery Park is a lush public space situated at the southern tip of Manhattan. The historic, 25-acre park includes gardens, a bike path, outdoor cafés, and a commemorative labyrinth. It's an ideal place for a stroll or picnic, and also serves as the gateway, via ferry terminal, to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Staten Island.

The Basics

Battery Park has a rich and diverse history. It's named after the artillery batteries once located on the site, and was the location of New York's first aquarium. Before Ellis Island opened in 1892, the park welcomed European newcomers to America. Today, Battery Park is a tranquil, delicately landscaped outdoor space that hosts summer events such as the River to River arts festival.

Harbor cruises and guided tours are a great value for visitors who want to visit the park and explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tickets can be purchased in advance, which is a good way to secure seats on busy summer weekends. Most group tours offer audio headsets for free, and some even provide bus transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • With memorials honoring soldiers that served in World War II and the Korean War, Battery Park is a must for history buffs.
  • Check the weather, since Battery Park is most fun when you can stroll and enjoy the unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Adventurous visitors can try helicopter tours, and romantics can opt for a dinner cruise.

How to Get There

Located at the very southern tip of Manhattan, Battery Park is situated between Bowling Green and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. It's best to visit the park by subway; take the 1 train to the South Ferry Station, the 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green, or the R or W train to Whitehall Street.

When to Get There
Battery Park is open year-round, but since most of the park's attractions are outside, visiting in spring, summer, or fall is best. Because of its seaside location, Battery Park is often windy and chilly in winter months. If you're visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, arrive in the morning.

The SeaGlass Carousel

The SeaGlass Carousel is the perfect place for kids to experience the magic of the ocean. On the aquarium-themed ride, children spin around atop multicolored, musical fish. The carousel is located inside a unique glass building and costs only a few dollars to ride. Open seven days a week, year-round, the carousel is even open on Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Address: New York 1004, USA
Read More

38 Tours and Activities to Experience Battery Park

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

star-5
Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$74.00
From
$74.00
Taking safety measures

New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

star-5
Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss during this sunset cruise. Sail down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park, and watch as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Both indoor and outdoor observation areas are available.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$62.00
From
$62.00
Taking safety measures

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

star-4.5
See New York City’s iconic attractions and diverse neighborhoods on a guided 2-wheeled tour. Cycle past skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty on a tour of Battery Park and Wall Street, and enjoy the urban scenery along the Hudson River path. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quintessential Big Apple experience, and take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$45.00
From
$45.00
Taking safety measures

Statue of Liberty Boat and Ellis Island 60 Min Cruise-OPEN

Statue of Liberty Boat and Ellis Island 60 Min Cruise-OPEN

star-3.5
Secure your ticket in advance for this New York Harbor sightseeing cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out on the 3-level Lady Liberty paddleboat and pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you and upgrade to add access to Liberty Island’s grounds.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.00
From
$30.00
Taking safety measures

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

star-5
Many of New York City's most memorable landmarks can be seen from the water and this cruise lets you see the sights without the crowds. Hop aboard a 1920s-style yacht and set sail around New York Harbor, Liberty Island, and the Hudson River. While on-board, sip an included drink as you admire views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty from the solarium or open-air deck.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.00
From
$48.00
Taking safety measures

Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

star-5
This private walking tour of downtown Manhattan includes visits to the 9/11 Memorial, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Round-trip ferry ticket and all entrance fees are included on this private tour, which guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, upgrade to include a visit to the One World Observatory.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$202.67
From
$202.67
Taking safety measures

Manhattan Small Group Tour: Attraction Packed w/ Wall Street and 911 Memorial

Manhattan Small Group Tour: Attraction Packed w/ Wall Street and 911 Memorial

star-5
Spend your morning learning about one of the nation's biggest tragedies during this Lower Manhattan tour of Wall Street and the 911 Memorial. Explore the Financial District and walk in the shadows of Wall Street's towering skyscrapers as you learn about the history of finance and banking from your guide. Then, head to the 9/11 Memorial, where you'll discover the history and impact of this dark day's events on the city and on the world.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$35.00
From
$35.00
Taking safety measures

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

star-5
Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$129.00
From
$129.00

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

You can explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty—without the trouble of planning or navigating on your own—with this hassle-free half-day tour. Start your adventure exploring Battery Park, before you're whisked past the lines for a scenic ferry ride in New York Harbor. Take your time admiring Lady Liberty with an audio tour and prebooked admission tickets, and even upgrade your experience and to visit the Pedestal for to make the most of your day.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$56.52
Price varies by group size
From
$56.52
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Battery Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

Battery Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

This comprehensive tour of New York City’s Battery Park covers must-see vista points of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Staten Island, as well as poignant monuments and the grand Castle Clinton. This self-guided tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value. ----- We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location.
More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$6.00
From
$6.00
Taking safety measures

Battery Park and South Street Seaport Walking Tour

Battery Park and South Street Seaport Walking Tour

Enjoy a speedy overview of Lower Manhattan’s highlights, and learn more about the history of the oldest part of New York, on this walking tour. Meet your guide near Battery Park, admire views of the Statue of Liberty across the water, explore the South Street Seaport Historic District, and more. You can even check out two of the top landmarks in NYC by upgrading with New York Harbor cruise, or tickets to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$19.99
From
$19.99

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

star-3.5
See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
From
$25.00
Taking safety measures

Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

This tour tends to be small groups and features many of the hidden secrets and fun stories about the early days of New York. Plenty of stops for refreshments, photo ops and bathroom stops. Refreshments not included. Private / custom tours available .
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$21.34
From
$21.34

Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City

Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City

star-4.5
Embark on a unique sailing adventure on this craft beer cruise of New York Harbor. Take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty from aboard a replica of a historic tall ship—one of the largest vessels in the country. As you sail, taste six different New York craft beers served with cheese and charcuterie form a local Brooklyn deli. You can even take a turn at the helm if you like!
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$89.52
From
$89.52
Taking safety measures

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

star-5
Enjoy a more romantic cruise with views of New York City landmarks on this sunset sail, on a classic schooner. Bring your favorite person and hop aboard the sailboat for your adventure, where you can admire the views of NYC's skyline, and the buildings of Lower Manhattan. Sail onward toward Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, sip included champagne or cocktail, and take in the views of sunset light cast across the city.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$76.00
From
$76.00
Taking safety measures

An All Inclusive Experience Lower NYC Walking Tour & WTC One World Observatory

An All Inclusive Experience Lower NYC Walking Tour & WTC One World Observatory

star-2
Hit the highlights of Lower Manhattan during this attraction-packed, half-day guided walking tour. Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial, encounter an oasis of serenity inside 250-year-old St. Paul's Chapel, and enjoy all-inclusive, priority admission tickets to the One World Observatory, including a complimentary coffee, soft drink, beer, or wine at the panoramic 102nd floor.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$189.87
Price varies by group size
From
$189.87
Price varies by group size

New York City Downtown & Hoboken NJ Walking Tour - A Lot To See And Learn

New York City Downtown & Hoboken NJ Walking Tour - A Lot To See And Learn

See the city through the eyes of a team who appreciates the preservation of NYC culture amidst new era development. * You will enjoy the naturally beautiful gardens in the Battery Park; see its many monuments that tell of the historical legacy of New York City and much of the US as a whole; * take in the breathtaking views of a part the coastline of the 'Big Apple'; get a good view of 'Lady Liberty', New York's Statue of Liberty * Both adults and kids can enjoy places like the SeaGlass Carousel. * We will catch the New York Waterway Ferry for a pleasant 10-minute boat ride to Hoboken, NJ, * This is the only tour that includes two states and two cities in a 3 to 4 hour activity. * You will visit 9 to 11 interesting, significant sites in Hoboken, it will be informative, health-supporting and fun.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$186.67
Price varies by group size
From
$186.67
Price varies by group size

Group walking tour - Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan

Group walking tour - Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan

star-5
Walking in New York with those you know is, without a doubt, the best investment for your trip to become much more complete! Our guides are super attentive and know the city like few others. You will be part of a culturally rich and unforgettable tour!
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$54.67
From
$54.67

NYC Statue of Liberty Tour from Midtown with Optional Pedestal Access

NYC Statue of Liberty Tour from Midtown with Optional Pedestal Access

star-4.5
The Statue of Liberty is a New York City attraction you have to book months in advance to even see, especially if you’re planning on getting up to the pedestal. Prebook your early-access ferry tickets and tour ahead of time with this NYC Statue of Liberty tour. This tour also includes an express bus from Midtown and allows you to prebook Statue of Liberty pedestal access if you wish to do so.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$135.00
From
$135.00
Taking safety measures

9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island Tour

9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island Tour

star-3.5
Beat the crowds with an early departure time on a half-day tour to four of New York’s top landmarks. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little–known facts and stories about the 9/11 Memorial, Battery Park, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. All admission tickets and entrance fees are included in the tour, eliminating the hassle of buying them separately on your own.
More
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.99
From
$49.99

Full New York City Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Full New York City Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

See a multitude of top iconic sights up close during this full-day, guided, walking tour that includes all entrance fees. Let your guide navigate the route so you can focus on connecting with the city’s streets, people, and sights like Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Battery Park, 5thAvenue, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$277.32
Price varies by group size
From
$277.32
Price varies by group size

Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

SPECIAL OFFER

Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$71.99
$95.99
$24.00 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$71.99
$95.99
$24.00 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

NYC Package: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty and Airport Transfers

NYC Package: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty and Airport Transfers

star-5
See it all at one low price with this Big Apple package that's perfect for first-time visitors. After arriving at any of New York City's three major airports, you'll hop aboard a comfortable shuttle bus and travel to your Midtown hotel. Enjoy two days of hassle-free sight-seeing aboard a classic double-decker hop-on hop-off tour, including Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn and Bronx loops, plus the epic New York City Night Tour. This discounted package even includes a hop-on hop-off cruise on the New York Harbor, where travelers can see where the glittering skyline meets the open water, plus a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island, as well as the 9/11 Memorial. This incredible package even includes return airport transport to ensure you take off with ease after a memorable time in the city.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$209.00
From
$209.00

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

star-5
Make the most of your time in New York on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Your personal guide and separate chauffeur ensure easy access to locations on the day’s itinerary, which is customized to fit your needs and interests. You’ll see more of the city than you ever could by foot, cab, or public transit, and leave with an insider’s perspective on its most iconic neighborhoods.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$1,066.67
per group
From
$1,066.67
per group

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Battery Park?