First Ferry Access Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island

555 reviews

4 hours

Max 25

Why take this tour?


  • Be among the first tour groups of the day to access Liberty Island.
  • Hear history come alive 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 (First Access with the earliest tour time)
  • Statue of Liberty (Exterior Access)
  • Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Battery Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Tour Includes
  • First Ferry Access (first tour only)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Access to Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
  • Pre-reserved ferry tickets to Ellis Island & Liberty Island
  • Access to Statue of Liberty Museum at Liberty Island
  • Official audio guide on Ellis Island

Discover how Lady Liberty came to America.

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7 /5
based on 555 reviews
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Latest reviews
Marla was excellent - both in historical accuracy and entertainment value. She made learning about both Lady Liberty and Ellis Island fun. Her style draws you in and you want to listen to her closely so you don't miss anything. Perfect tour for me and my small group - enough information where you learned a lot but weren't overwhelmed with facts and figures given to you without context. It was great that she had the ipad with her and could show us supplemental pictures along the way. Thanks Marla!
Jennifer · Apr 17, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was great. Rob, our tour guide, gave us so much information at both sights. He was clear with his instructions and very personable. I would highly recommend this company and Rob.
Noreen · Apr 14, 2023 · Female · 75 or older years
Cherie was absolutely a fantastic resource about the subject matter and NYC at-large.
Shane · Apr 08, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
Colin our tour guide was excellent thoroughly enjoyed the tour to Liberty island and Ellis island.
Amanda · Apr 08, 2023 · Ireland · Female · 35 to 44 years
Daniel Hunt aka “Broadway” was hands down, the best tour guide! He was happy, thoughtful, knew how to handle the diverse tour group, and best of all - was knowledgeable and passionate about SOL and Ellis Island! Lots of personal touches! Highly recommend!
Elizabeth · Apr 08, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
22 Battery Place (Pier A Harbor House). Meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House. Pier A Harbor House is to the right of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. 

Do not go to the ticket line at Castle Clinton! Your guide will not be there!

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](
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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