NYC: Statue of Liberty Priority or Standard Ticket

4.6 / 5

5135 Reviews

NYC: Statue of Liberty Priority or Standard Ticket

4.6 / 5

5135 Reviews


Tour the world-class attractions Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island at your own pace with accompanying audio guides.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Duration: 4 hours
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian

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  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own comfortable pace
  • Discover the history and beauty of these attractions with multilingual guides
  • Enjoy a personalized, hassle-free trip with the help of your onsite GetYourGuide Guest Relations Team member
  • Save time and see the Statue of Liberty faster with a priority option ticket
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum, featuring 3 galleries and Lady Liberty's original torch
  • Upgrade to “Pedestal Access” option to be one of few to enjoy "limited availability" access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal (museum & viewing point)
Full description
Begin your half-day tour at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Lower Manhattan. For a premium experience, choose one of the Reserve Line tickets and enter via the shorter priority line. Use your ticket and exclusive GetYourGuide tips guide for the journey across to and from the islands, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free tour.   Board the Statue of Liberty Ferry and enjoy a brief ferry ride with impressive views of Lady Liberty, the Manhattan Skyline, and New York Harbor. Take in the sights while sitting back and being transported safely to some of the world’s most popular attractions. Once you arrive at Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide for the Statue of Liberty and start discovering the history and grandeur of the Statue of Liberty. Visited by millions of people, the monument has become a universal symbol of freedom. Wander around at your own pace, spending extra time at the spots you find most interesting. If you have chosen the Pedestal Access Ticket, you can also access the Statue of Liberty Pedestal. Climb up the steps onto the top of the pedestal and see the inner skeletal structure of the statue. Step outside onto the observation deck and enjoy panoramic views of both the statue and New York. Pedestal Access Tickets are only available to only a limited number of visitors each day and give you access to the priority line. Once you've finished exploring Liberty Island, hop onto another ferry to travel over to Ellis Island. For over 62 years, this island was America’s busiest immigration station. Millions of people from all around the globe passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. Once you have finished touring Ellis Island at your own pace, enjoy the ferry journey back to Battery Park where your journey started.
  • Entry to Liberty Island
  • Entry to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Entry to the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Multilingual audio tour headsets for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Ferry tickets
  • Concierge-style services in Battery Park
  • The Pedestal Access option includes access Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty National Monument with entry to the Pedestal Museum and Viewing platform
  • GetYourGuide exclusive tips guide in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian
  • Crown access to the Statue of Liberty
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will go through a mandatory airport-grade security screening prior to boarding the ferry. All prohibited items will be confiscated and retained by the United States Park Police
  • Large bags are not allowed on Liberty Island or Ellis Island
  • Backpacks, strollers, and large umbrellas are not permitted inside the Monument Pedestal
  • No food or drink items besides water in a clear bottle are allowed inside the Statue of Liberty
  • People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 25 years old or older
  • Children aged 0-3 are free and do not require a ticket
  • If you book a Standard Ticket, it's advised that you arrive early to avoid long waiting times
  • Lockers priced at 25 cents are available to store valuables
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5135 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very great experience to explore Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The ferry will come every 20 minutes so that you don’t need to worry and you have flexible time to leave whenever you are ready. For going inside the museum and liberty pedestal/crown area, you have to storage your backpack at the locker by using one coin of quarter dollar.

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March 14, 2020

Lots of queuing for this activity but well worth it. Our ticket was without pedestal access however we were given pedestal access tickets which was a bonus! Really enjoyed this trip. On liberty island there is a large cafe which sells burgers and pizzas etc and not too badly priced! I would recommend this activity

January 6, 2020

Easy to find guide. Well worth buying tickets in advance as the queues to buy tickets itself at Battery Park were unbelievably long. Made the day so much more pleasant than having to wait a long time in a queue. Was a lot of walking when we reached the Statue of Liberty island and Ellis Island, so it was lovely to have a smooth passage to get on the ferry.

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January 5, 2020

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