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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
Monday
08:30 - 16:40
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:40
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:40
Thursday
08:30 - 16:40
Friday
08:30 - 16:40
Saturday
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
1
Castle Clinton
17 State Street, 10004, New York
2
Statue of Liberty
10004, New York
  • 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.

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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
Aug 17, 2018
We had a great time on our trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Aug 17, 2018
Wonderful!!!!
Aug 13, 2018
So easy to use
Aug 4, 2018
Overall, quite a good experience. The queues though!
Aug 1, 2018
Process was easy and the customer support were very helpful will definitely recommend Tiqets. I am satisfied. Money well spent.
Aug 1, 2018
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Jul 31, 2018
Our tickets were purchased without trouble and redeemed at each site also without trouble. And the sights? Amazing! Travel in the city and getting to different places is often a challenge. Not having to worry about tickets once we arrived at our destination was a treat! Thank you!
Jul 31, 2018
The experience getting tickets was very easy and no paper required.
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 29, 2018
This is grate If you are planning you trip easy and very convenient have you your tickets

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