Statue of Liberty Island & Ellis Island Tour
Visit the amazing Statue of Liberty, one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States of America. With this New York Reserve ticket you can have exclusive access to the Liberty Island and the Ellis Island grounds, along with an audio guide, which will make your visit even more insightful. Enjoy priority entry while boarding the boat, letting you save a lot of your precious time.
- A guided tour of the iconic Statue of Liberty
- A visit to the famous Ellis Island.
- The entry is quite straightforward; you will not need to wait in long queues.
- A self-guided tour headset will be provided if you purchase the Reserve Ticket.
- You can explore the places at your own pace.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Statue of Liberty is much more than a just a monument. The statue is a symbol of freedom to people all over the world. The Statue of Liberty exhibits are a tribute to not only the wonderful people who were responsible for her creation but also to all those constructed her and funded the construction. They are a tribute to the values represented by her, and the hope she instills in people all around the globe.
If there is one thing that can be said about the story of the Statue of Liberty, it is definitely a story of change. After the installation of “The New Colossus” on a plate in the pedestal in the year 1903, the importance of Lady Liberty increased as she became a source of inspiration to immigrants who encountered her as they made their way to America. The Statue was kept on a pedestal made of granite inside the courtyard of Fort Wood.
Until the year of 1901, The United States Lighthouse Board was responsible for the operation of the Statue of Liberty, after which the responsibility was granted to the War Department. Fort Wood and the Statue of Liberty that was present inside was declared to be a National Monument by a Presidential Proclamation in 1924. The boundary of the monument boundary was decided to be the outermost edge of Fort Wood. The responsibility for the administration and care of the Statue of Liberty was changed yet again in the year 1933. It was given to the National Park Service. The government wanted to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Statue of Liberty. It was increased to contain the entirety of Bedloe’s Island. The island’s name was eventually changed to Liberty Island in the year 1956. Nine years later, Ellis Island was also moved to the service of the National Park, and henceforth became a part of the National Monument. Ellis Island has been the host to the museum of immigration since the year 1990.
The ferries depart from two places - Battery Park in New York and the Liberty State Park in New Jersey. You can kick-start your tour by hopping on to the ferry at any of the starting points. So, in case you are unable to book tickets at one departure point, you could always try the other. You could also consider buying Flex tickets that can be purchased on reaching any of the mentioned departure points.
Feel free to network with all the new people you meet on your boat. You will be taken to the Ellis Island that is located in upper New York City Bay. The museum there will take you straight back to the 19th century; an age where immigrants continuously filtered into the States, becoming a vital part of the fabric of the country and its economy.
Once you have spent a considerable amount of time at the museum, you can proceed to the famous Statue of Liberty. You can spend as much time as you please here and click photos. You could also read about the history of the Statue and understand its significance as a Universal Symbol of Freedom. A ferry will be waiting to take you back to your starting point, thus ending your tour.
- Air-conditioned cabins
- Access to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
- Pick-up and drop service
Know Before You Go
There are multiple departures. Monday to Sunday: 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM The timings may vary day to day.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
! Do not take this tour if you’ve no interest in hearing about the sad past of the country. I read reviews about this great tour and decided I’d give it a whirl, but people conveniently skipped out the part where we are expected to wait in a HUGE boarding line onto the ferry. I almost waited for 45 minutes with my bad knee. And the place is super crowded, there are people EVERYWHERE. If anyone else has claustrophobia, I’d suggest you skip this trip.
My husband and I were visiting New York for the first time and went to the 911 museum first. After that we decided to take a ferry to say hi to Lady Liberty, and it was a great experience altogether. My favourite part was the Ellis Island Museum; I know most people say it’s rather boring, but it’s important to connect with our roots. Altogether, it was a fun experience; everyone around us was friendly and the tour was entertaining.
I had plans of touring around the Statue of Liberty alone but decided I’d tour around the Ellis Island as well. The audio guide gave me a detailed idea about how the poor felt when they first came here, seeking to start over in a new place. Everything about the place was captivating; right from the audio-visual treat, the super helpful staff (are they trained on this, btw? I asked 2 of them a few unravelling questions, and they seemed to know their way around! VERY impressed) and ever-so-beautiful view! My least favourite part was taking the ferry ride back (and believe me, I waited for the last ride out). I would definitely recommend this tour to others, it is so important to get in touch with our past. Besides, Lady Liberty never looked so good. Also, the view of the harbour and skyline are simply mesmerizing.
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ticket voucher shortly. Please take a printout. You must show the printout at the meeting point with a valid photo ID.
Battery Park, New York. There is no street address for Battery Park. However, for the purposes of google maps, 17 State Street, New York, New York, is across the street from the park. Liberty State Park, is located [here.](https://goo.gl/maps/DEnpRGBJNAQ2)
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Battery Park, New York
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