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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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ticket

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

Check two huge sites off your bucket list with this exciting guided 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

When in New York City, visit the famous Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on this guided, 4-hour tour. Avoid the big crowds with special early access and join a small group to get the most enjoyable experience possible. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island and see this iconic American landmark up close. Hear how millions of immigrants took their first steps to freedom here. 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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Viator Exclusive: Statue of Liberty Monument Access and 9/11 Memorial

See three iconic sites on this Viator Exclusive tour in New York City, available nowhere else. With a guide by your side, explore Wall Street and learn about the history of its financial institutions. Then walk over to the 9/11 Memorial to pay homage to the lives lost there in 2001. Finally, get access to the reserve line for the ferry to Liberty Island where you'll enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and adjoining museum. This Viator Exclusive tour of Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty is a great way to experience three not-to-miss sites in one day.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and 9/11 Museum Entry

Experience three of NYC’s top sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and National September 11th Memorial & Museum, during this 8.5-hour trip. Maximize your time in the Big Apple with priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and then nearby Ellis Island. After exploring these two landmarks on your own, join a walking tour of downtown NYC with stops at Saint Paul’s Chapel, the National September 11th Memorial and skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. An included guide will help put your trip into context.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this 4.5-hour tour of two New York City legendary landmarks. Listen to the live narration from you guide through your own personal headset and learn about the history of both historical spots. Enjoy access to reserve line boarding on the ferry and then take in the amazing views of southern Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor. Explore the Statue of Liberty’s onsite museum before ascending to the pedestal for views of the city skyline from 10 stories up. Relive America's immigrant experience through personal narratives and images in the Ellis Island checkpoint museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Viator VIP: NYC Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

See New York City from two totally unique perspectives: from the sky and the water. This VIP tour of New York City takes you in a helicopter over some of the city's greatest landmarks: from One World Trade Center to the Chrysler Building to historic Greenwich Village. Hop off the helicopter and get on a boat where you'll have a Mimosa or Champagne toast in front of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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60-Minute Lady Liberty Boat Cruise

Enjoy views of New York Harbor the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, during this 70-minute sightseeing boat cruise. You’ll depart from the East Side of Manhattan before cruising under the Brooklyn Bridge and sailing within 100 feet (30 meters) of these famous landmarks, admiring One World Trade Center in the distance. Optional upgrade packages including a Double Decker Bus tour, or entrance to Ripley’s Believe It or Not are also available.
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and One World Observatory

Since the One World Observatory opened in 2015, it’s been the hottest ticket in town. Now you can guarantee your visit with a prebooked ticket to the 101st floor of One World Trade Center. But that’s not all: the full-day excursion includes a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, where you can get an incredible view from the statue’s pedestal, plus a visit to Ellis Island and the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour with Optional Pedestal Upgrade

Visit New York City’s most iconic sites with a 5-hour, small-group walking tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial. Board a ferry across New York Harbor as your guide shares stories about Lady Liberty’s remarkable construction, enjoy panoramic views from her viewing platform, then follow the footsteps of generations of immigrants that traveled to America through Ellis Island. Return to the city to experience the poignant National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to civilians, police, firefighters and military that died in the 2001 attacks.
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Guided Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum

The Statue of Liberty is an icon of America. On this tour, you can explore her origins among the people who created her. The tour will begin at Castle Clinton. The certified American Tour Guide will escort you through security and provide a guided tour of Liberty and Ellis Island. Immigration Museum is guided by a professional Tour Guide and not an audio.  Duration of the tour is four hours with the option to stay on Ellis Island and research family history at the conclusion of the tour.
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New York City Double Decker Bus and Statue of Liberty Walking Tour Combo

Take in New York City sights on a full-day trip that combines a private tour with independent time to explore. Visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, and the 9/11 Memorial with a personal walking tour guide who shares stories from New York's history and culture. See downtown New York City on your own with tickets for a hop-on, hop-off bus route that features double decker buses every 20 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Pedestal Access plus Double-Decker Bus Tour

Visit the sights that matter to you while you’re in New York with this 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket and admission to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. For this all-day adventure, first stop at the Statue of Liberty. You’ll have access to the statue’s museum and center pedestal. Then, make your way over to Ellis Island. You can also choose to upgrade to a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, or upgrade to a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket with guided tours of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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Twisted Statue Tour: Under the Skirt of Lady Liberty

Get a fun, irreverent take on a New York icon with a 3-hour Statue of Liberty tour that includes pedestal access and round-trip ferry tickets from Battery Park. Hear insider stories about Lady Liberty and New York City history, from octopus attacks to dead seagulls, French-American relations, and Statue of Liberty’s tongue-in-cheek nickname. If you want to keep exploring on your own following the pedestal visit, the ferry tickets included in this tour are good for a bonus trip to Ellis Island.
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Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial with World Trade Center Area Walking Tour

Check out the highlights of Lower Manhattan on this guided tour of the 9/11 memorial, World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty. Venture through the towering skyscrapers to St. Paul's Chapel and the Oculus, and get a taste of local entertainment at Brookfield Place. Add tickets to the 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory to the tour for an all-inclusive Manhattan experience. This is the perfect tour for families and first-time visitors who want to see it all!
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Statue of Liberty Tour including Express Bus from Midtown with optional Pedestal Access

Take the Statue of Liberty Express bus from Midtown to Lower Manhattan on a 6-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Battery Park. Your guide shares the highlights and history of each site, and provides VIP access tickets to the ferry and a personalized tour of Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Upgrade to include pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

Visit New York City’s highlights on a 9-hour tour with a local guide, and learn the history of these all-star destinations as you listen along on a personal headset. Board a ferry for Liberty Island, and take in panoramic views from the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. Explore the American immigrant experience on Ellis Island, then visit the nerve centers of Lower Manhattan, the Financial District and Wall Street. Pay your respects at the moving Fireman's Memorial and 9/11 Memorial, and finish the day at the stunning One World Observatory.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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New York City Package: Statue of Liberty Reserve Ticket, THE TOUR and Lunch or Dinner

Explore the highlights of New York City with a package that includes a sightseeing bus tour and reserved tickets for the Statue of Liberty ferry. Take the bus tour around the city, then ride the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Includes an audio tour at both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and a meal at Dave and Busters restaurant in Times Square.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Lower Manhattan Financial District and 911 Memorial Walking Tour

Explore the world-famous concrete jungle of Lower Manhattan on a private, 3-hour walking tour of the Financial District. Learn how the area transformed from a 17th-century Dutch trading post into a world capital of commerce as you visit sites including Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, and City Hall. Pay tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at the former Twin Towers site with an optional visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Private Sightseeing Sailing Tour

Get an inspiring new perspective on the Big Apple with a private sailing tour of New York City. Bring along the whole family or a group of up to six friends for this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll have the whole boat to yourself during the 2-to-3-hour voyage, making it an ideal way to celebrate special occasions.
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Speed Boat Tour of Manhattan

See New York City highlights on a thrilling 25-minute speedboat ride along the Hudson River. Your tour includes time to circle the base of the Statue of Liberty and slow down for photos of top monuments.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps with this 5-hour guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat and bus as you swing by Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, South Street Seaport, Federal Hall and much more. You’ll then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the New York City skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Finish your day exploring Central Park and landmarks like Lincoln Center.*boat cruise is not included during the off season Jan 1 - April 1
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Get an aerial view of New York City on a 15-minute helicopter tour. Soar over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. As you go, your pilot will provide commentary on all of the Big Apple's most iconic attractions.
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Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious three-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. 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 dinner by the on-board executive chef. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this 12-15-minute helicopter ride over Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight over one of the world's most iconic cities.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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