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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic images of freedom. On this 4.5-hour tour, you will discover the historical importance of Liberty Enlightening the World and get up close and personal with this jaw-dropping icon.

Known to New Yorkers at “Liberty Enlightening the World”, the statue is a modern marvel and engineering feat. In case you haven’t noticed, she’s also amazingly beautiful. We are happy to now offer a Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on a pay-what-you-wish basis.

istock-ellis-sign-3000Castle Clinton and Battery Park

Majestic ferry rides through New York Harbor

Push-pull factors of immigration

Registration and baggage rooms/stairs of separation on Ellis Island


Museum tour on Liberty Island (if you purchase your ferry ticket with us)

Elevator ride to the statue’s pedestal

Views of Manhattan, New Jersey, the Brooklyn Bridge, and New York Harbor


The second half of your tour takes you to Ellis Island, New York City’s immigration depot from 1889 to 1954. Approximately 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island’s doors; nearly 40,000 were denied entrance. Follow through the footsteps of actual immigrants through Ellis Island.

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WHERE: Tour departs from Castle Clinton at Battery Park at 8:20 am. We meet at the orange dot in the below picture. Please use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point. Tour ends on Liberty Island, where you can take your time to explore and then board the ferry for your return to Battery Park.

TIME: 8:30am (meet at 8:20am for check-in)

DURATION: 4-4.5 hours

 Costs: The tour runs on a pay-what-you-like basis

The costs for the ferry tickets (with pedestal access) are:

  • $18 adults
  • $14 seniors (62 and up)
  • $9 child (4-12)
  • Free for children up to 4
  • NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable with 24 hours or less notice