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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from your guide. Enjoy priority access to the ferry and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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$64.99

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour

Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour

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Immerse yourself in New York City history with this half-day visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding on the Liberty Island ferry and visit the iconic Statue of Liberty with a local guide, including the Statue of Liberty Museum. Continue by ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about New York's immigration history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Ticket, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Discover three of New York City's most memorable sites on this Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Finally, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

Statue of Liberty 60-Minute Sightseeing Cruise

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Secure your ticket in advance for this Lady Liberty Sightseeing Cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Some of the best views of New York City's iconic skyline are from the water. This extended cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island, affording views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and more. While on-board, learn about the history of the island through live commentary or purchase drinks and snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this combo excursion, which includes ferry rides, museum entrance, and a guide. Ideal for history buffs, a guide shares details and historic stories you wouldn’t get if visiting on your own. Plus, in addition to learning about the New York Bay landmarks, you can catch skyline views from the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 4 hours
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$50.75
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Statue of Liberty Express Guided Tour

Statue of Liberty Express Guided Tour

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Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty, and spend time on Ellis Island—a historic gateway for many immigrants arriving in America—on this seamless, half-day landmarks tour. Your ticket includes guaranteed entry to the Statue of Liberty's pedestal observation deck (which offers panoramic views of the New York skyline), an audio guide in nine languages, and round-trip ferry transit. You can even upgrade to explore Liberty Island or both destinations in the company of a guide.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.99
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$48.99

New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
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NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Pools Guided Tour

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Experience three of New York City’s iconic sites with this small-group tour to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial. Start by boarding a ferry to Lady Liberty, marveling at the panoramic views, and heading to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience. Once you return to Lower Manhattan, you can unpack the troubled history of September 11 at the 9/11 Memorial. With the entry fees, ferry ride, and guide all included, this tour offers a hassle-free way to see more in one day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

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Experience three of NYC’s top sights, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and National September 11th Memorial and Museum, during this full-day tour. Maximize your time in New York City with priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and nearby Ellis Island. After exploring these on your own, join a downtown walking tour with stops at Saint Paul’s Chapel and 9/11 Memorial and Museum skip-the-line access.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide, and upgrade for access to Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.99
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

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Visit two of NYC's top landmarks without wasting time in the typically long lines with this hassle-free tour to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet-up with your guide to start your day with a dose of Lower Manhattan history touring through Battery Park. Then, board the Liberty Island Ferry, enjoy views of Downtown Manhattan, and head to the Statue of Liberty to explore solo, or upgrade to the fully guided tour. Wrap up your day visiting Ellis Island, and returning on a ferry ride, all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

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Make your trip to the Statue of Liberty as stress-free as possible with this time-saving tour. Get tips on how to make the most of your visit during a 30-minute guided orientation, and receive fast-track reserve-line ferry tickets. On Liberty Island, ascend to the Statue of Liberty pedestal, which is out of bounds for general admission ticket holders. Plus, visit Ellis Island too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.99
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Price varies by group size

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

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You can explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty—without the trouble of planning or navigating on your own—with this hassle-free half-day tour. Start your adventure exploring Battery Park, before you're whisked past the lines for a scenic ferry ride in New York Harbor. Take your time admiring Lady Liberty with an audio tour and prebooked admission tickets, and even upgrade your experience and to visit the Pedestal for to make the most of your day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.76 savings
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 24.99. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 24.99 per person.
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