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Tickets for The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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

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Overview
Opening hours
08:30 - 16:40. Last departure at 15:30
Duration
3 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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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)
  • Entrance to the Statue of Liberty itself. 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
Venue
Address
Castle Clinton - Battery Park
17 State Street, New York
Key info
Audio guide
Nine different languages available
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
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Reviews
Anonymous
Aug 17, 2017
super easy, no lines to wait in .
Anonymous
Aug 17, 2017
Waste of time.
Rosa, United States
Aug 16, 2017
Express pass! Really good
Avoids making lines,
but cheaper in lines!
Dr. Raj Kumar, United States
Aug 15, 2017
Good
Anonymous
Aug 15, 2017
Great tour of both sights. Do factor in a least 4 hours as there is a lot to see and take in
Sonja, United States
Aug 15, 2017
This was an amazing trip...it evokes such deep emotions and such an amazing site to see. We started the trip at noon and did not have enough time to see everything on Ellis Island...we did the audio tour on Liberty Island but did not have time to do it on Ellis Island...we planned for 3 hours but easily could have spent the whole day...was well worth it. Also for the audio tour it is a handset you carry around...that would have been good to know beforehand...as you can plug your own headphones into it to help hear better as we had to stop and really try to listen as there is lots of noise around you....I don't usually carry a set on me especially when out site seeing as I try not to lug around as much stuff as possible. I cannot wait to go back!
Anonymous
Aug 14, 2017
Best to take early a.m. trip
Peter, United States
Aug 14, 2017
Great site to visit and a smooth handling regards to security and transport.
TANIA, India
Aug 14, 2017
Although the weather was gloomy it was a great experience and also little crowds.
Jacqueline, United States
Aug 14, 2017
Even though we were unable to go to the pedestal it was worth it. Don't miss Ellis island. I highly recommend the free park ranger tour

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