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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket

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New York City, United States

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Save time and minimize stress by buying your tickets to two of New York City’s most sought-after attractions, the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum in advance. As part your admission package, you’ll enjoy a ferry ride from Manhattan’s Battery Park, a self-guided audio tour, and free time to soak up the experience. Upgrade for early reserve line access, a guide, and entry to the Pedestal Museum.
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for one affordable price
  • Admission includes entrance to both sites, audio tours, and transportation
  • Enjoy a ferry ride with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Upgrade for a guide, early reserve line access, and entry to the Pedestal Museum
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Access to Liberty Island GROUNDS ONLY - no pedestal or crown access
Access to Ellis Island and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
Free audio tour on each island
Early Reserve line access to board the ferry (If guided tour upgrade selected)
[Closed 2020 due to COVID] Access Pedestal at Liberty Island (If guided tour upgrade selected)
Expert English speaking guide (If guided tour upgrade selected)
Entry/admission to the new Statue of Liberty museum
Pedestal access and crown access not included with Standard Flex Line Admission Ticket
Crown access is not included on any ticket or tour offered

Departure Point

Castle Clinton National Monument, 26 Wall St Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Statue of Liberty - Standard Admission Ticket
  • Boats departing prior to 10am have the shortest wait times
  • Audio guide available in 9 different languages
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the 8:30am tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately 4-hours, however it is recommended to allow at least 1 additional hour to fully experience Ellis Island. Return to Battery Park is at the participants own leisure.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Backpacks and other large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included.
  • Photographs are permitted, tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Tickets are valid from 180 days from departure date selected. Only valid if standard flex line tickets purchased.
  • If Statue of Liberty Guided Tour Upgrade is selected you will receive your tickets on the day of your tour. These tickets are only valid on the departure date selected.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers, suitcases, or other large items that do not fit in a locker will have to be left outside the pedestal at the guest’s own risk. We recommend not bringing large items if possible.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket.
Q:
Is the tour pushchair friendly / can I bring my child's buggy?
A:
Backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included.
Jul 2019
Q:
What do we need to wear?
A:
Please come with comfortable walking shoes as this tour is mainly a walking tour. The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Jul 2019
Q:
What happens if there's bad weather?
A:
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where can we store our luggage during the tour?
A:
Backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where can I collect tickets from?
A:
You will receive your tickets upon check-in at the meeting point.
Jul 2019
Q:
Where is the meeting point?
A:
The meeting point for this tour is outside the Bookstore inside Castle Clinton. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park at the ticket office for the Statue of Liberty Ferry.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the meeting time?
A:
Please arrive 15 minutes before your SCHEDULED tour time as we leave promptly. You will miss the tour if late. No refunds for missing the tour.
Jul 2019

Traveler Tips


  • "Get there early to allow plenty of time at the site." See review
  • "Take care that you'll need more then 4 hours if you do not want to run." See review
  • "This time of year it’s really cold too, so wrap up warm."

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Didn’t get to see it. Didn’t get refund.
Sabrina_B
, Nov 2020
We were discriminated by security and they didn’t let us in. Viator doesn’t care for their customers and don’t offer a refund they just ROB you.
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Poor experience
nicholas_t
, Nov 2020
Emailed directions were vague and confusing. Did not receive second email with tickets. Did both tours on our own and list an hour because of these complications
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I wish I had made it
Tracy_B
, Mar 2020
Unfortunately I was not able to make the journey to a NYC as my flights were cancelled etc. If I’d made the journey I’m sure I would have enjoyed the experience.
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
Sandra_T
, Mar 2020
Steven was a superb guide. Went way beyond normal show & tell. Everything ran beautifully. Best time of the year to travel.
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Great tour and guide
Sally_B
, Mar 2020
Great tour and guide. Jimmy “chicken man” Hoffman was a terrific guide. Very informative, interesting and entertaining. Jimmy really knew the history and story of the Statue and Ellis Island. Highly recommended
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GUIDED TOUR WELL WORTH CHOOSING
Lynne
, Feb 2020
We paid the extra for a guided tour which made the experience so much more fulfilling and entertaining. Our guide was incredibly attentive and educational. Even the gentleman inside Lady Liberty was cheerfully enthusiastic about pointing out the inside structure and how progressive it was for it's time. All and all, a memorable experience!
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Statue of Liberty
Alice_N
, Feb 2020
I highly recommend this tour for only €19.25. It includes a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and the ferries run every 25 minutes once you arrive to then grab a ferry to Ellis island. When you visit both attractions you get a free audio tour. Both of these attractions were so educational and interesting. I highly recommend it.
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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour
vidarobb76
, Feb 2020
Chris was very knowledgeable about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. He answered many questions and was friendly
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The amazing lady liberty
tomritenbaugh
, Feb 2020
Magical experience to view a spectacular figure of American history and appreciate the true meaning of lady liberty. Our tour guide Cody was amazing with an exceptional knowledge of the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island above and beyond what I had ever expected. This is a tour that cannot be missed when visiting New York City.
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Highlight of our Trip
Randy R
, Jan 2020
The Statue of Liberty tour did not disappoint. There was a two hour wait but well worth it. Get there early to allow plenty of time at the site.
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