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Tickets for The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island + City Guide

Hop aboard a boat and walk around America's symbol of freedom

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
08:30 - 16:40
Tomorrow
08:30 - 16:40
Saturday
08:30 - 16:40
Sunday
08:30 - 16:40
Monday
08:30 - 16:40
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:40
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:40
Duration
3 - 6 hours
Best time to visit
The early boats (08:30, 08:45 and 09:00) have the shortest wait times
Highlights
  • Get up close to Lady Liberty (full name: Liberty Enlightening the World), America's enduring symbol of freedom
  • Hop aboard a boat ride and visit two small islands with a huge impact on American history. From 1892 to 1954, 71% of all immigrants entering the US passed through the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
  • In addition to access to Liberty Island you'll also get into the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum. Plus this product includes a boat ride, an audio tour for each island, and an exclusive pdf guide to downtown Manhattan - with more than $20 in discounts
Description

Take in the sights exactly like early American immigrants would have - without all the, you know... stress of moving house (and country). This experience takes you on a boat cruise to Liberty and Ellis Island - including visits to Liberty Island and access to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum. Think of this as a profoundly moving meditation on the nature of American ideals... plus a boat ride!

Sent over the Atlantic avec amour in 1886, Lady Liberty towers over New York Harbor. Marvel at this monument as you sail (well, motor) over from Battery Park.

Once you touch ground on the three-acre Liberty Island, you'll have the chance to walk around the entire statue and listen to the audio guide telling you the history of this monument. (Tickets to enter the Statue of Liberty itself are not included).

From the island you'll be able to see that the towering monument is actually in mid-stride, breaking free of her chains. France, in fact, sent the gift over the year after the abolition of slavery in the US. Look up at her imposing figure, look down at the broken shackles by her feet, and see if you're not moved by the power of the gesture.

Ellis Island, a short boat ride away, goes further in charting the story of America's past, detailing the lengthy process refugees and immigrants went through to come to the land of opportunity in the early 20th century.

It's estimated that nearly half of Americans can trace at least one family member who passed through Ellis Island. Many of the exhibits are geared towards children - including an audio guide designed for children ages 6-10 - so it’s a very family-friendly way to get in touch with the immigrant experience. Afterwards, you'll grab another boat back to Battery Park.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have an important place in New York City, in the history books, and in the ideals of the good old US of A. Take this trip, see these landmarks up close, and think on the inscription in Lady Liberty's book, which begins: "Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free..."

You'll be grateful for the freedoms and opportunities that you enjoy - and you'll also be glad that you made the choice to come visit.

LUCKY SEVENS: The seven spikes of Lady Liberty's crown represent the seven continents and seven seas, and thus the universality of freedom.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Combi ticket including a guided boat cruise to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Free audio tour on each island
  • Access to Liberty Island
  • Access to Ellis Island and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Our Manhattan City Guide (with self-guided walking tour and more than $20 in discounts)
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty itself (pedestal, museum, crown). Tickets for this are extremely limited (as in: sold out months in advance) and therefore not included
Instructions
  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the Castle Clinton box office #6 (will call) in Battery Park
  • Boats leave every 20 minutes from departure points Battery Park, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island. The last departure from Battery Park is at 15:30
  • Please note that if you take the last boat you won't have time to visit the two islands
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Castle Clinton - Battery Park
17 State Street, New York
Key info
Audio guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, and Mandarin
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: 1 to South Ferry (last stop); 4 or 5 to Bowling Green
  • Bus: M1, M6 or M15 to South Ferry (last stop)
Insider tip

Ellis Island is one place where you don't want to miss the gift shop. There's a book containing all the last names of refugees who went through the Immigration Inspection Center between 1892-1954. It's neat to see whether your family passed through there. Mine did!

Michelle
Supply Coordination Manager
Reviews
Apr 18, 2018
My reservation went very smooth. i was satisfied. Just be there early because the line was very long.
Apr 11, 2018
Good to visit
Apr 9, 2018
Awesome experience.
Apr 8, 2018
Prebooked my tickets for the trip to Ellis Island and arrived early to catch a ferry around 8.45 am. Was fast-tracked past the main queue, security was very efficient and we boarded the boat very soon after arriving at Castle Clinton. When we arrived at Ellis Island, there were very few people there so we had no need to queue for a tour or to watch the film. Again, on the return journey, we stepped straight onto a boat. Ellis Island was a must-see. The quality of the exhibitions, film and tour was second to none.
Apr 7, 2018
The tickets on this site are flex tickets so no guarantee on a specific day. Get there early from 830 to 930. Lines get crazy after. Kids loved audio tour on Ellis island.
Apr 6, 2018
Easy and reliable
Apr 5, 2018
The line for this attraction was long. Mostly, because of security. But this has nothing to do with the website. The site was easy to use, there was a dedicated booth which made claiming the tickets easy and the staff were very helpful. Thank you tiqets.com!
Apr 2, 2018
GREAT LINES BUT I HAD MY TICKET...
Mar 30, 2018
Smart to get tickets in advance. Come early or even better very early to beat the crowds!
Mar 22, 2018
The ferry’s to each location were consistent with ample time to view the monuments.

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