Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

1118 reviews

4 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?


  • Hear history come alive on a Statue of Liberty tour with your licensed New York City tour guide.
  • Join a small group of other curious travelers with no more than 25 people in your group.
  • Take in the famed NYC skyline with beautiful views of the harbor and Lady Liberty.
  • See incredible artifacts (including the original torch!) and building plans at the Statue of Liberty Museum.
  • Visit Ellis Island with personal time to explore.
  • Deepen your visit to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum with the official audio guide.
  • Sites Visited
  • Liberty Island
  • Statue of Liberty (Exterior Access)
  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Battery Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access)
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island
  • Local English-speaking guide

Discover how Lady Liberty came to America.

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Total Customer Reviews: 1118

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 697 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
Out tour guide (Joe) had firm grasp of the history of both the Statue and Ellis Island he brought the times to life. It was a learning experience from the beginning to end.
Verified · Peter · Jul 23, 2023 · USA · Male · 75 or older years
This is an excellent tour and well worth doing. Our tour guide was exceptional. Her knowledge was vast and she had a great sense of humour. A throughly enjoyable time.
Verified · Simon · Jul 23, 2023 · United Kingdom · Male · 55 to 64 years
Wonderful experience. Jerry our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. If you are looking for more than just sight seeing and want to know more of the history of these places take this tour. Thank you Jerry for a wonderful experience.
Viator customer · Jul 16, 2023
The walking tour was amazing! We got to see Liberty island and Ellis island with a fantastic tour guide (Rob C). The early access made all the difference because it wasn't as crowded as in the afternoon. Our tour guide, Rob, was very knowledgeable, informative, passionate, and funny. His quirky demeanor, insightful jokes, and interesting stories made the tour that much more enjoyable. Plus, his photo skills were top notch! Would definitely recommend to my friends and family when they visit NYC. #New Rob City (blue team)
Tripadvisor customer · Jul 16, 2023
Here comes the comments from the Singapore x French family: Charlie is a great man, a knowledgeable guide, and essentially very good story teller ; our sons have been captivated all the way and i guess that for a guide, this is a sign of a great success ; Mission achieved - thank you Charlie
Tripadvisor customer · Jul 15, 2023

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004. Meet in front of the National Museum of the American Indian at the statue with the sphinx and lion. When you are facing the museum entrance, it's the last statue on the right. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
What can I expect at the security checkpoint for my Statue of Liberty tour?
All guests must pass through airport-style security to go to the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted including any weapons, scissors, pocket knives, any sharp item, or tools. Large items such as suitcases and backpacks are not allowed. Food and drink are not permitted except water in a clear container. For a complete list of items, please visit [here](https://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/safety.htm).
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.
Do you ever cancel your tours of the Statue of Liberty due to weather conditions?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. One exception is if the Coastguard ceases water traffic (which includes the ferry to the Statue of Liberty) due to inclement weather.
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.

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