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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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$64.99

Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Sail across the waters of New York’s harbor as part of the only tour group allowed on the first ferry of the day to Liberty Island. Learn the history of Lady Liberty and explore the Statue of Liberty Museum on this well-timed tour. Then, head to Ellis Island to discover the stories of the millions of immigrants who journeyed through this historic site.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this combo excursion, which includes ferry rides, museum entrance, and a guide. Ideal for history buffs, a guide shares details historic stories and learning about the New York Bay landmarks, you wouldn’t get if visiting on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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$56.00
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$56.00

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.99
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$43.99

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

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Secure your ticket in advance for this Lady Liberty Sightseeing Cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out, 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

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

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

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Experience three of New York City’s iconic sites with this small-group tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Start by boarding a ferry to Lady Liberty, marveling at the panoramic views, and heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience. Once you return to Lower Manhattan, you can unpack the troubled history of September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial. With the entry fees, ferry ride, and guide all included, this tour offers a hassle-free way to see more in one day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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$79.99

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Discover three of New York City's most memorable sites on this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Finally, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$27.00
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$27.00

New York City Sightseeing Cruise: Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline

New York City Sightseeing Cruise: Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline

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Even travelers with limited time can enjoy some of the best views in NYC with this quick Big Apple sightseeing cruise. Meet up at Pier 36 to set sail in the East River, where you can expect standout skyline views from the ship's deck. Relax and enjoy views of top area sights—like the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges—and make your way to see the iconic Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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$29.99

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access

Statue of Liberty Express Tour with reserve access

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.99
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$59.99

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.99
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

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Take a 30 minute orientation tour in English of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with a live English speaking tour guide. Enjoy Fast track Ferry line access to Liberty Island and guaranteed access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island museum. Explore with audio guides in 9 languages or upgrade to a fully-escorted tour of Liberty Island & Ellis Island in English.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.99
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$55.99

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

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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NOW OPENED: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise 60-Minute

NOW OPENED: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise 60-Minute

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See one of New York City's most photographed monuments from the water on this 60-minute cruise in New York Harbor. Take your spot on the boat and enjoy cruising right up alongside the Statue of Liberty for awesome photo ops, then head for Ellis Island and a pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. Taking a boat tour like this is one of the best ways to get frame-worthy photos of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00

New York Premier Lunch Cruise
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 2 hours
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$104.02
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$104.02

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Skip-the-Line Tickets & round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Skip-the-Line Tickets & round trip Ferry

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Visit New York City's Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island without waiting in the long lines on this hassle-free tour, complete with skip-the-line entry. Hop on the ferry for your scenic ride to Lady Liberty, where you can visit the pedestal, explore the Statue of Liberty Museum, and visit by Ellis Island to learn about the American immigrant experience. Upgrade to an optional escorted Ellis Island tour for a more in-depth visit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.99
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Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise
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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.00
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$60.00
Price varies by group size

Lower Manhattan Tour: The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam!
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Lower Manhattan Tour: The Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam!

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Ditch your smartphone and guidebook to delve deeper into the history of New York City with a guide on this small-group walking tour. Stroll through Lower Manhattan—the site of the original 17th-century Dutch settlement known as New Amsterdam—and unravel its history and evolution as you visit its historical locations. See Wall Street, Bowling Green, and more; and hear tales and insight about the early city that many miss.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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What's the best way to experience Ellis Island?
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 59.00. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 59.00 per person.