Statue of Liberty Tour, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour with 9/11 Museum Tickets

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8 hrs - 8 hrs 30 mins

Max 20

Why take this tour?

Take a full day to soak in some of New York's most popular attractions on this deep dive into the city. Enjoy special access to the pedestal at the Statue of Liberty for spectacular views and experience the story of 9/11 at ground level when you visit one of the most poignant museums in America. You'll also enjoy a trip to Ellis Island where you'll learn the epic story of European immigration to America.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Revel in spectacular views over New York City with special access tickets to climb the Statue of Liberty's pedestal
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy a hassle-free visit to some of the most important sites in New York, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Museum
  • Created with Sketch.Learn about the history of European immigration at Ellis Island
  • Created with Sketch.Gain a deeper understanding of the September 11th attacks on a guided 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • Created with Sketch.Take time to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Take a day to explore the best of Lower Manhattan

Visiting the top attractions in Lower Manhattan can be a logistical nightmare, however on this full day excursion combining two of our essential New York tours, we'll take care of admission fees, ferry tickets, and all the other details that hold you up - while putting you in the company of guides who will give you the stories and history behind the iconic sights.

Your day starts on one of the first ferries to Liberty Island, where you arrive before most of the crowds. You'll get a full tour of the island then make your way up (215 steps!) to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. As you go, you'll pass through the Statue Museum, stopping to learn the improbable story of how Lady Liberty ...

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Visiting the top attractions in Lower Manhattan can be a logistical nightmare, however on this full day excursion combining two of our essential New York tours, we'll take care of admission fees, ferry tickets, and all the other details that hold you up - while putting you in the company of guides who will give you the stories and history behind the iconic sights.

Your day starts on one of the first ferries to Liberty Island, where you arrive before most of the crowds. You'll get a full tour of the island then make your way up (215 steps!) to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. As you go, you'll pass through the Statue Museum, stopping to learn the improbable story of how Lady Liberty was constructed despite many delays and much opposition, and how she eventually won over her doubters. Climb through the statue to emerge at the pedestal level for the most incredible views over NYC and the islands around you.

Next, you'll catch the ferry over to Ellis Island, where one of New York's most moving and fascinating museums awaits. On Ellis Island tour you'll learn how some 12 million immigrants passed through this processing center. Hear their stories of triumph and heartbreak as they either began new lives or were sent back to the Old World.

Afterwards, you can choose to remain on Ellis Island for some independent exploration, during which you can try to trace your own family history in the museum's extensive archives. Otherwise, follow your guide back to Battery Park and grab lunch near here or by the meeting point for the second half of your day. Your guide will give you restaurant recommendations and transport tips to suit whichever you decide.

Before you go to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, you'll see some of the sites that played key roles on that terrible day, starting in St. Paul's Chapel and moving on the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, the Winter Garden, and Brookfield Place. Each of these sites is full of stories; some tragic, some happy and, with your local guide at hand, you'll hear them all.

Finally, you'll reach the 9/11 Memorial and spend some time taking in the Reflecting Pools, built in the footprint once filled by the Twin Towers. In front of the Fireman's Memorial, your guide will share stories of the heroism of the FDNY, who fought tirelessly to save thousands that day. You'll also see the Survivor Tree, whose very existence has become a symbol of strength and renewal for New Yorkers.

The last stop on your full-day tour is the 9/11 Museum, which is packed with artifacts and mementos. With pre-reserved, timed entry, you won't have to wait in the long lines that often stretch for hours here. Instead, you'll part ways with your guide and walk straight inside for an independent visit. The 9/11 Museum is extremely well-curated and personal so, like a pilgrimage site, we believe it is best experienced alone.

This Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Tour is a fascinating experience for any visitor who wants to learn about some of the most momentous events in the history of New York - and how they have shaped the culture and the people of this unique city. And with small groups of 20 people or fewer, you'll have unparalleled access to your guide(s) to experience the city in a way that most visitors can only dream of.

For more information, please see our FAQs below.

  • Sites Visited
  • Liberty Island
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Statue of Liberty Pedestal & Terrace
  • Ellis Island
  • Ellis Island Museum
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • 9/11 Memorials
  • Reflecting Pools
  • Oculus World Trade Center
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Tour Includes
  • Ferry roundtrip tickets
  • Guided tour of Statue of Liberty
  • Statue of Liberty Pedestal tickets
  • Guided tour of Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Ellis Island Museum access
  • Guided 9/11 Memorial Tour
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Priority entrance 9/11 Museum tickets
  • Stature of Liberty Pedestal terrace access
A view of Lower Manhattan from the ferry
Statue of liberty Pedestal

FAQ

Does this tour include access to the Statue Crown?
No. Unfortunately, tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty Crown.
Are the hospitals on Ellis Island included on this tour?
No, The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to booked specially if you want to visit them.
I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take this tour?
Yes! The Statue Pedestal has elevator access so we are happy to accomodate wheelchair users or those with limited mobility on this tour. The only part you will not be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.
How does entry to the 911 Museum work?
You can only enter the 9/11 museum with a pre-purchased, timed entrance. You will enter at 5pm without your guide and without waiting in line. Average length of visit is 2 hours, so please plan for at least this much time.
Are there any restrictions on what I can bring into the 911 Museum?
You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the 9/11 Museum. Certain items are not permitted in the Museum and such as weapons, sharp items and scissors, or large bags. Dangerous items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Large bags will not be allowed inside the museum.
Are visits to the Statue of Liberty ever canceled due to weather?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine but the one exception is if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather.
What can I bring with me on my Statue of Liberty tour?
Guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted inside the Statue and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items include all weapons; scissors, sharp items and tools; face masks or any items designed to conceal the identity of the wearer. Large packages, suitcases and backpacks will also not be allowed on the ferry to Liberty Island. Please be aware that after the ferry, upon arrival at Liberty Island, there is another level of security. If you are carrying a backpack or large bag at this point, you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which cost 0.25 cents and only take quarters (you will not be able to use a dime and a nickle for example). Please be sure to have a quarter in your change for your locker. Other items not allowed inside at this point include food and drink, strollers, tripods, pocket-knives, laptops and tablet keyboards.