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Battery Park Tours

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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
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis IslandHalf-day Tours

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

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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.
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat CruiseDay Cruises

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise

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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.
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Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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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.
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NYC Statue of Liberty CruiseDay Cruises

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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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.
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New York City Sunset SailDay Cruises

New York City Sunset Sail

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Enjoy a New York City evening on the water during this 2-hour twilight cruise. Take in views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline while the sun sets, and order drinks from the on-board bar (own expense). This is a great way to start a night out in the Big Apple.
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan Day Cruises

New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line TourHalf-day Tours

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

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

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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.
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Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York CitySailing

Craft Beer Sailing Cruise in New York City

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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!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Exclusive VIP Tour: Statue of Liberty and 911 Memorial and MuseumHalf-day Tours

Exclusive VIP Tour: Statue of Liberty and 911 Memorial and Museum

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Discover several of New York’s major landmarks on an immersive tour to Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Ideal for those who don’t want to waste time or miss any highlights, this efficiently organized tour handles all the logistics for you. Plus, it combines guided and audio-guided portions so you can see the sights while learning all the important details.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of LibertySailing

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Exclusive: Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted TourHalf-day Tours

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

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.
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking TourArchitecture Tours

Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

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The architecture of NYC’s Financial District is some of the city’s most impressive and oldest, but if you explore alone you could miss out on some lesser-known and harder to find spots. Prebook this Lower Manhattan downtown walking tour, and go with a guide who knows the best ways around the busy city and what hidden gems to stop at. See everything from Wall Street to the Helmsley Building.
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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Lower Manhattan is home to so many of New York City’s iconic sights that it can be hard to know where to begin. See the highlights in just hours with this private walking tour that takes you through the area’s history-making moments from Dutch colonial settlers to the birth of the New York Stock Exchange. Walk in the shadow of the modern skyscrapers and end at the 9/11 Memorial.
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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxPrivate and Luxury

Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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From Dutch settlers to the international business hub of Wall Street, the story of Lower Manhattan is both central to New York's history and its current role as a global metropolis. Uncover the story of this historic stretch of the Big Apple with a small-group tour. From Bowling Green to Trinity Church, you can hear the history of the city, learn about the Founding Fathers, and address the tragic events of 9/11—all with a guide to lead the way.
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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDEBus Tours

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

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See Downtown Manhattan from a rare perspective on a bus tour that includes state–of–the–art virtual reality technology. As you cruise past top landmarks, your goggles take you back in time to important historical moments, from George Washington’s inauguration to Black Tuesday. When you’re not immersed in the VR scenes, your guide provides little–known facts about points of interest on the itinerary, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and One World Trade.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge Walking TourHistorical Tours

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 .
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Battery Park and South Street Seaport Walking TourWalking Tours

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.
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  • 1 hour
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VIP Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial Tour plus Battery Park & Wall Street Walking Tours

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VIP Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial Tour plus Battery Park & Wall Street

See some of the city's most iconic landmarks on this walking tour that highlights 9/11 history, Battery Park and Wall Street. Follow your expert guide through the streets of Lower Manhattan, where you'll get an up close look at towering skyscrapers, the famous bull, and the newest 9/11 Memorial.
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9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island TourHalf-day Tours

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

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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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty CruiseBus Tours

24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise

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Explore the best of New York City at your own pace aboard a hop-on hop-off bus through downtown and a cruise to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. You have 24 hours to see everything from Union Square to Greenwich Village, Freedom Tower, and Little Italy, with stops at New York City’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods.
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Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis IslandPrivate and Luxury

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

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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.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Fun Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Energetic University StudentsHalf-day Tours

Fun Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Energetic University Students

Eliminate the hassle of navigating on your own by meeting your guide in Lower Manhattan at Battery Park, where you skip long lines for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands. On your small-group walking tour, enjoy the full attention of your guide and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. Cap the tour with sweeping skyline views on the ferry back to Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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New York City Sightseeing Tour Cultural Tours

New York City Sightseeing Tour

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Cover more ground on this New York City bus tour than you would on a walking tour, so you can see more of the city's must-see attractions in less time. With a guide who’s familiar with the best routes to take to avoid the heavy NYC traffic, you can ride comfortably through the city as you learn about its history. Along the way, make a few stops to get out and take pictures, and see sights across the city, from Rockefeller Center to Battery Park.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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