Essential Statue of Liberty Afternoon Tour: Museum, Statue Grounds & Battery Park

10 reviews

3 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?

As our most laid-back and shortest (but no less fantastic!) Statue of Liberty tour, we developed this "Essential Statue" experience allowing those with a short amount of time to visit the Statue without having to hit the ground running first thing in the morning! Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with an expert local guide, taking in the most fundamental aspects of Liberty Island.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Discover the fascinating story behind America's most iconic statue in the company of a local New York City guide
  • Created with Sketch.Take in beautiful vistas of New York from the grounds around Lady Liberty's base
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy this relaxed tour with an all-inclusive itinerary - we've taken care of all the logistics and tickets
  • Created with Sketch.Hit the waters of New York's famed harbor on a cruise to and from Liberty Island

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a relaxed afternoon to explore the Statue of Liberty with an expert guide

Your tour starts when you meet your guide and group of fellow visitors at Battery Park. After discovering more about famous buildings such as Castle Clinton and the Pier A Harbor House, you'll hop onto a ferry with your all-inclusive tickets and enjoy a scenic cruise over to Liberty Island.

Once on the island, prepare to become immersed in the story of America's most iconic statue. You might be surprised to learn that initially the Statue of Liberty was a tough sell to New Yorkers - in fact, the project was almost derailed numerous times due to lack of funding.

As you make your way towards the statue base grounds, you'll take in beaut...

Read more

Your tour starts when you meet your guide and group of fellow visitors at Battery Park. After discovering more about famous buildings such as Castle Clinton and the Pier A Harbor House, you'll hop onto a ferry with your all-inclusive tickets and enjoy a scenic cruise over to Liberty Island.

Once on the island, prepare to become immersed in the story of America's most iconic statue. You might be surprised to learn that initially the Statue of Liberty was a tough sell to New Yorkers - in fact, the project was almost derailed numerous times due to lack of funding.

As you make your way towards the statue base grounds, you'll take in beautiful views of New York Harbor before standing in awe beneath Lady Liberty herself (the perfect spot for a photo or two!)

An exciting addition to Liberty Island, the brand new state-of-the-art Statue of Liberty Museum officially opened to the public in May 2019. Inside, you'll have time to discover amazing artifacts from the planning and building process and to learn why many of the things you think you know about the statue (including why it was built) are not what you've been led to believe!

Your guided tour ends on Liberty Island, but you can hop a ferry to Ellis Island for no extra charge and see the wonderful Immigration Museum, or just head back to Battery Park. Either way, your guide will give you directions and recommendations for how to spend the rest of your vacation.

In just three hours you'll have seen America's most iconic statue, delved into its fascinating story with your expert guide, and taken a few pictures from the grounds of Lady Liberty to prove it! Who says the early bird always gets the worm?

  • Sites Visited
  • Battery Park
  • Liberty Island
  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Statue of Liberty (exterior access)
  • Tour Includes
  • Statue of Liberty tickets
  • Walks guide
  • Ferry tickets
The Statue of Liberty, as seen up close on our Statue tours
At the Statue of Liberty Museum you'll learn what a colossal feat it was to erect the Statue back in her day
review-rating-icon

Verified guest reviews

10


5 star reviews Created with Sketch. 10
4 star reviews Created with Sketch. 0
3 star reviews Created with Sketch. 0
2 star reviews Created with Sketch. 0
1 star reviews Generator: Sketch 49.3 (51167) - http://www.bohemiancoding.com/sketchCreated with Sketch. 0
latest-reviews-icon

Latest Reviews


FAQ

Are visits to the Statue of Liberty ever canceled due to weather?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. The one exception is however that if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather, access to the statue is not possible.
Are the hospitals on Ellis Island included on this tour?
No, The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to be booked specially if you want to visit them.
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.
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. Visitors are allowed to bring water for drinking inside, once it is in a clear container.
I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take the Statue of Liberty tour?
Yes! However please note that if your tour includes the Statue Pedestal (which has elevator access) the only part you will NOT be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.

Similar Tours

$124

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Tour with priority One World Observatory Tickets

A complete day of sightseeing organized into one incredible day! Get up close at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Take a walk around the sites associated with Sept 11th, ending the day atop One World Observatory at the World Trade Center.

9 hours

Max 20

Silver Badge

Silver tours have small groups & skip the line access, guaranteed.

$59

Early Access Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

Merge an impeccably led guided visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, arriving early to avoid the swelling afternoon crowds.

4 hours

Max 25