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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

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  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take one of the first ferry rides of the day to Liberty Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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Overview
Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
What to Expect

Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island.

At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views. Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit.

Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays.

At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
Reviews (277)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Very informative

We can fully recommend this tour. It was very informative and relaxed. The guide had extensive knowledge of the history of the Statue and Ellis island.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
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Definitely worth the money! We had Christine as our tour guide. She was very friendly and informative. She was Awesome!

Thank wcar1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Definitely worth it to have a guide!

Our tour guide, Jacob, was amazing! If you want to spend more time at Ellis Island after the tour you can; there is a lot to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindac123741
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
In spite of the weather...

High tide delayed our start by over and hour (and our group got split up in the security line and ended up on different ferry's) but despite all that (and more) our guide, Colin, was unfailingly cheerful. He filled the delay-time with mega-knowledge about what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RoxyH29
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Great guide and awesome tour!

Colin was our guide and he was a great, personable guide and led our tour with enthusiasm and a wealth of historical facts. Couldn't have picked a better tour or day to take it, a rare warm sunny day in November.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Valerie9992
30 May 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
From the time we met our guide and group at 8:45 until our guide left us at Ellis Island to further explore on our own at 1:30 was 4-3/4 hours.
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peeches13
27 May 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
I found a link for you that explains the general accessibility for the ferries and the statue. I can't post the link here but you can find it with a quick search on accessibility for the ferry lines and the statue.
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Natalia B
21 May 2018|
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Response from AdamC5906 | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal
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