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Statue of Liberty: Pedestal Express and Ellis Island

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Experience the Statue of Liberty with an Exclusive Pedestal Pass. Enjoy an easy, stress-free visit with a knowledgeable guide leading the way. Reserve your spot now to guarantee your pedestal entry and skip the long ticket lines the day of your visit.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

Select participants and date:



  • Travel on the Liberty Island ferry with reserved time tickets
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Monument with guaranteed access to the Pedestal
  • Enjoy a fully narrated and guided tour of the Statue of Liberty
  • Upgrade to the VIP Experience and enjoy a small group, live guide, and personal headset radio on Ellis Island
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy guaranteed access inside the iconic monument on this guided tour to the Statue of Liberty. Experience the beautiful panoramic views of the New York City skyline, like none other in the world it includes the Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State Building, and more. Benefit from the experience and knowledge of your guide as they navigate you through the two mandatory security screenings. Immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy the entertaining and informative stories that they will share, bringing your experience to life. 

Pedestal access is extremely popular and a limited number of tickets are issued each day. Save time and guarantee your access inside the pedestal with this unforgettable Statue of Liberty experience. Choose the Pedestal Express for a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, with an introduction from your guide outside. Upgrade to the Deluxe Guided Tour and your guide will remain with you for your visit to Ellis Island.

Ellis Island is home to America’s Immigration Museum and was the spot where tens of millions of immigrants took their first steps towards becoming Americans and prepared to set out in pursuit of the American dream. Your visit to Ellis Island will take you through their journey, as you experience each step of their inspections and examinations like the Great Hall, Stairs of Separation, and the Kissing Post.
  • Reserved time ferry ticket
  • Round-trip fare
  • Admission to Statue of Liberty, Pedestal, and Museum
  • Admission to Ellis Island and The National Museum of Immigration
  • Live guided tour of the Statue of Liberty
  • Live guided tour of Ellis Island (VIP small-group option only)
  • Self-guided Ellis Island and Immigration Museum tour with pre-recorded audio tour (3-hour express option)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Live guided tour of Ellis Island (3-hour express option)

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Meeting point

One Battery Park Plaza New York City Cross streets: State Street and Pearl Street Meet on the plaza outside Starbucks. There are several in the area so be sure it is the one listed here. Please do not enter Battery Park. Proceed directly to the meeting location above where your guide will be waiting for you with your tickets. If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location on the morning of the tour please call for assistance as soon as possible. Directions to the departure location: There are several options via the NYC Subway. Option A: Take the #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. Option B: Take The R train to Whitehall Street. Option C: Take the #1 train to South Ferry (last stop).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to COVID-19 measures, the indoor access to the pedestal is closed until further notice. Total tour time is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours.
• The tour operates in all weather conditions unless ferry service is suspended or canceled due to dangerous conditions
• Please check the weather and dress accordingly
• If the tour is canceled due to weather conditions, customers will have the chance to re-book, pending availability, or receive a full refund
• Please note that waiting times will be longer for later start times

From US$ 74.99 per person

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