Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour in New York, NY

Battery ParkNew York, NY 10004
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Overview

Discover two amazing New York City landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island—on this guided tour featuring insightful information and interesting tidbits. Highlights of the tour include visiting Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty, as well as touring the historic interiors of the luggage room and registry room on Ellis Island.

Good To Know

  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 3 hours.
  • All entrance fees included.

Description

from Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
Follow in the footsteps of over 12 million foreigners seeking roads paved with gold in the New World on this tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Explore these New York landmarks on a 3 hour private guided tour, following your guide on a walk through a time when America embraced immigration more than ever.

The tour begins at Battery Park, one of the oldest parts of Manhattan. Here you’ll find the country’s first immigration center, Castle Garden Immigration Station, which operated until Ellis Island opened. Take a ferry to visit Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty keeps an eye on incoming ships. You’ll learn all about Fort Wood, which now acts as the base for the statue, offered to the US by France in 1886. You’ll hear all about its creator, Bartholdi, as well as contributions by famed architect Gustave Eiffel, of Tower fame. Another ferry will whisk you across the water to Ellis Island. Here, millions of European newcomers wandered the very luggage rooms and registry rooms that you will enter, learning about the medical examines and surprising conditions faced by immigrants. Feel the fear at the separation stairs or the elation at the kissing post where families’ lives changed forever. You’ll end at the Wall of Honor, where you can search for your family’s name among the 700,000 names commemorating those who entered the United States here. This tour is the ideal way to remember, and celebrate, the immigrants that contributed so much to America’s success.

Highlights Include: (But not limited to)

• Battery Park
• Castle Garden Immigration Station
• Governors Island – the other forts
• Liberty Island
• Base of Fort Wood – Fort’s history
• Inside – original torch
• Bartholdi, construction, Eifel, Hunt, opening
• Verrazano Bridge & immigrant journey
• Ellis Island
• Luggage room – first steps
• Registry Room – medical exam, immigration process
• Stairs of separation to the kissing post
• Wall of honor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel for a full refund up to 48 hours before the tour start times. After that point, you can reschedule (if available) for a fee depending on the tour availability.

How long is the tour?
Tour duration is approximately 3 hrs.

What ages are allowed on the tour?
All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?  
Meeting point is at the Bronze statue ‘the immigrants’ (Luis Sanguino) in battery park, just southeast of Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?
Tour starts at 9 AM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?
Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; Tour includes all entrance fees.

Do you operate rain or shine?
Whether it rains, snows or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?
There is no pick-up or drop-off available. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?
Photos are allowed.