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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Product ID: 393246
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Tour the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and their museums at your own pace with self-guided audio guides. Includes roundtrip ferry service from either New York City or New Jersey.
About this ticket
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 6 hours
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Select participants, date, and language:



  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • Discover the history of these attractions with multilingual audio guides
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty Museum featuring Lady Liberty's original torch
  • Choose from NYC or New Jersey departure locations
Full description
Begin your experience by departing from Battery Park, Manhattan or Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Battery Park is easily accessible via subway, located in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park is easily accessible via car, located in Jersey City, NJ. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket.

Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty) and Ellis Island. The itinerary depends on your departure location.

From Manhattan, your first stop will be Liberty Island. On arrival, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour.

Wander around at your own pace and spend extra time at the spots you find most interesting. If you selected a ticket with ‘pedestal access’, you can also visit the Statue of Liberty pedestal. Climb the steps or take the elevator to the top of the pedestal and see the inner skeletal structure of the statue.

Once you're ready to discover Ellis Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Board the ferry towards New Jersey to head towards Ellis Island. After you arrive, head into the museum to pick up your multilingual audio guide.

For over 62 years, Ellis 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. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history.

When you are finished, return to the ferry and return to your original departure point.

Departing from New York:
Board ferry at Battery Park to Liberty Island
Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guides
Board the New York Ferry to Ellis Island
Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide
Board the New York ferry back to Battery Park

Departing from New Jersey:
Board ferry at Liberty State Park to Ellis Island
Explore Ellis Island's Immigration Museum with self-guided audio guide
Board the New Jersey Ferry to Liberty Island
Explore Liberty Island with self-guided audio guide
Board the New Jersey ferry back to Liberty State Park
  • Roundtrip ferry service
  • Access to Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Self-guided audio tour on each island
  • Entry to Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Entry to Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Booking fee
What’s Not Included
  • Access to the Statue of Liberty Crown
  • Genealogical research on Ellis Island
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Glass objects
Know before you go
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, groups must not exceed 10 guests
To enjoy an unrushed experience it is recommended to give yourself 4-6 hours to explore
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
People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 25 years old or older
Children aged 0-3 are free

From US$ 21.25 per person

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Product ID: 393246