Statue of Liberty Tours

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Guarding the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island, the 305-foot (93-meter) Statue of Liberty came to the United States as a gift from France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Lady Liberty has been a symbol of democracy and hope for NYC and the US since 1886. Together with neighboring Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument is administered by the National Park Service.

The Basics
Statue of Liberty tours start with a scenic ferry ride to the island, where you can explore the grounds or head to the famed, 10-story-high observation pedestal to see the original torch and gain great views and photo ops of the New York City skyline and neighboring New Jersey. It's also possible to secure tickets to the crown for an up-close at Lady Liberty, but be prepared to climb 354 steeply winding steps to the top.

Guided tours feature live narration and historical insight while offering personal attention, and informative audio tours explore the construction and restoration of the monument. The monument is also a highlight on New York Harbor cruises, city helicopter tours, and waterfront walking tours.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Choose between three levels of access: grounds only, pedestal access, or crown access. Pedestal and crown tickets should be booked well in advance.
  • Opt for an exclusive early-access tour to beat the crowds.
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty museum is included with pedestal tickets.
  • While the observation deck is not wheelchair accessible, the information center, gift pavilion, bookstore, and exterior grounds are.
  • All visitors to the monument are subject to security screening.

How to Get There
Liberty Island is southwest of the tip of Manhattan in Upper New York Bay. To visit, catch a Statue Cruises ferry from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan; the ferry continues to Ellis Island if you'd like to also visit there. The closest subway stations for Battery Park are South Ferry and Bowling Green.

When to Get There
Summertime crowds can get intense, so the earlier you arrive at Battery Park for the first few departing ferries, the better. Booking priority-access tickets in advance is a helpful way to maximize your time. The first ferry to Liberty Island departs at 9:30am and the last departs at 3:30pm, with extended hours in summer and around holidays.

Combine Your Statue of Liberty Visit with a Stop at Ellis Island
Many visitors choose to combine a Statue of Liberty tour with a visit to nearby Ellis Island; your ferry ticket includes access to both stops, and many guided tours offer a combination experience. Visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum to learn about the history of immigration in the United States.
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Address: Liberty Island, New York City, New York 10004, USA
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Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6pm
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New York Christmas Eve Brunch Cruise

Enjoy Christmas Eve with bottomless mimosas and sights of New York’s most popular attractions from the water on this brunch cruise. Along with a delicious brunch buffet of savory items and desserts, you can relax to the sound of jazz music played by a live band. During your cruise, keep your eyes peeled for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Woolworth Building, and the Empire State Building.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$107.13 USD
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Private Half Day Iconic Tour of New York

Feel like a New York VIP for the day during this 4-hour private group sightseeing tour including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$770.00 USD
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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

See New York City from the water with a 1-hour 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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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$29.00 USD
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Private New York City Sunset Boat Tour

This classic private tour showcases the Manhattan skyline and the natural beauty of a stunning sunset! Depart from North Cove Marina near the iconic Freedom Tower and set sail on a tour that highlights the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more. Pack food and drinks to ensure a memorable evening as you take in stunning views of one of the world's most dynamic cities!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$500.00 USD
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

As day turns to night, its easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 8am and 8:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 9pm and 2am for spectacular views of New York by night.  
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New York City Private Helicopter Aerial Experience

See New York City from the air on a 30-minute, private helicopter tour from downtown Manhattan that’s customized for your interests. Fly over the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyscrapers: your private pilot will create the perfect route for your group. This 30-minute, private helicopter tour is priced per group, and accommodates up to 5 passengers.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$1,995.00 USD
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New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket

Experience New York City’s top attractions on this unique, all-day hop-on hop-off cruise. One ticket is all that’s needed to see the city. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, plus iconic landmarks like One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and much more from New York Harbor. This cruise includes entry to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which serves as a lasting tribute of remembrance and honor to the almost 3,000 people that were killed here on 9/11.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Manhattan Evening Jazz Cruise

Spend a New York City evening on the water during this 2-hour jazz cruise. Listen to music from a live jazz trio, which typically features saxophone, keyboard, and drums, and admire views of Lower Manhattan landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Financial District. Select your preferred departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$64.00 USD
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Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

New York City’s landmarks are iconic masterpieces. See the city’s best sights on this 90-minute sightseeing cruise. Get an incredible perspective of the Manhattan skyline, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$37.00 USD
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24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise

Explore the best of New York City at your own pace with hop-on, hop-off bus tickets through downtown, a cruise to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and bike rental in Central Park. You’ll have 24 hours to see everything from Times Square to Greenwich Village, Freedom Tower, and Battery Park, with stops at New York City’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

Explore the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge on this guided, 2-hour walking tour from Manhattan to the trendy Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Learn about its history, dating back to 1869, from your guide and enjoy a leisurely stroll into Dumbo (aka Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, pizza shops, art galleries and scenic waterfront views.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Crunched for time but still want to see the best of New York City? Try this 1-hour sightseeing cruise along New York’s Hudson River. Get an incredible perspective of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and more from the water. Learn about the history of the sites with commentary from a tour guide. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$31.00 USD
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Private Guided Tour With Expert Guide

Visit one of New York City’s most famous landmarks with a private guided tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Get early reserve access tickets with the purchase of this tour to avoid the notoriously long lines and crowds at Liberty Island. Learn about the history of immigration in New York City from your informative guide and admire the beautiful city skyline throughout this 3-hour excursion.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Highlights of New Jersey Tour by Bus or SUV from NYC

Get off the beaten path during your trip to NYC during this 4-hour New Jersey sightseeing highlights trip. Hop aboard bus or minivan as you journey just over the river to the Garden State, exploring attractions like Buddy’s bakery from the TV show ‘Cake Shop,’ Frank Sinatra’s childhood home, and the amazing views of Manhattan’s Financial District from across the river, plus much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Shearwater Daytime Statue Sail

See the best of New York City aboard a historic sailing ship on this 75-minute, daytime cruise around New York Harbor. Enjoy incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, plus landmarks like One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and much more from the water.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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$38.25 USD
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Sunset Cruise on Yacht In Manhattan With Complimentary Drink

Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss when you set sail on a sunset cruise. Wend your way down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice as you sightsee. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and the Statue of 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, while live jazz musicians accompany Sunday evening cruises.
  • Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes
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New York City Freestyle Cruise Pass

See New York City from the water on this hop-on, hop-off ferry ride excursion. Cruise down the Hudson River, into New York Harbor and up the East River, hopping off at four different locations to further explore the city on land. Then opt for the optional upgrade to gain access to NYC's top observatories such Top of the Rock or One World Observatory for a stunning view of the world's greatest city or see one of New York's premier museums, National September 11 Memorial & Museum (if options are selected).
  • Duration: 14 days
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high observatory atop the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, and then getting off when something strikes your interest to explore more. Then head to the top of the World Trade Center for a stunning view.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$88.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Ellis Island, Statue Liberty and Battery Park Walking Tour

See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with an added bonus of a rarely-offered tour through Battery Park. After exploring the park in the morning with your guide, skip the long lines and hop on the reserve queue for the Liberty Island Ferry. An easy, 15-minute ride grants you sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. On arrival, explore the Statue of Liberty then transfer to Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Your 3-hour tour concludes back at the original departure point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$46.99 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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New York International Sightseeing Cruise

View Manhattan's famously spectacular skyline aboard a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Listen to an audio tour available in 8 different languages as the boat cruises down the East River and through New York Harbor. Look out for landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Freedom Tower and Ellis Island. Enjoy spectacular photo ops from the boat's vantage point and stop by the concession stand for snacks and refreshments (own expense).
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$30.99 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Statue of Liberty Ticket

Traverse the city in the best possible way: via double-decker bus with this hop-on hop-off tour. See the best of the Big Apple -- from Times Square to the Empire State Building to historic Greenwich Village -- also include a ticket to see up close the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The 48-hour tour also includes a night tour of NYC and Hop-on-Hop-off cruise.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$98.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Half Day 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$49.99 USD
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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$48.99 USD
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