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What you'll do

Get up close and explore both on this tour. One of the best Ellis Island tours in New York.

Take the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – Walking Tour with Go City®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Enjoy a guided walk around Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is, and Ellis Island
  • Your pass also gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are two of New York's most significant historic landmarks, each symbolizing American freedom and opportunity.

You'll be taken on a walking tour of Ellis Island while your guide provides the detailed history, trivia and little-known secrets. Learn all about the origin, design, and construction of the Statue of Liberty and the stories of the immigrants who arrived at the US through Ellis Island after uncertain and perilous journeys. Along the way, you'll get unbeatable panoramic views of the New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline, so take plenty of snaps.

Statue Of Liberty

You'll meet your guide at the Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park before hopping on the ferry to Liberty Island, home of the most famous landmark in the US. On your tour, you'll get access to the grounds surrounding Lady Liberty and your guide will be on hand to tell you all there is to know about the Statue of Liberty.

Ellis Island

Once you've taken in the views of Manhattan from Liberty Island, you'll get back on the ferry and head to Ellis Island. See where over 12 million immigrants had their first view of the US and head to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. This museum is dedicated to following the immigrants' journey and how they built new communities in their new nation. You can even trace your family tree in the American Family Immigration History Center.

Experience Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - Walking Tour and many other attractions with the Explorer Pass.

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Tips for the Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - Walking Tour

  • Travel light so you enjoy a comfortable walking tour.
  • You'll need a ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to get to this tour.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture Ellis and Island and The Statue of Liberty up close.
  • You may add the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ferry Ticket to your pass or purchase your ferry ticket directly from Statue Cruises upon arrival.

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Where you'll be

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Meeting Location: Castle Clinton in Battery Park, New York, US

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Operating hours

The tour schedule varies by season and is subject to change. Please make your reservation on the Inside Out website, here.

English tour 
April 1 - September 31:
Wednesday and Saturday: 8:30AM

English tour is unavailable from October 1 to March 31, 2024

Spanish Tour
Year-round: Saturdays – 8:30 AM

Closings & holidays

Public holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - Walking Tour

1 (800) 258-7359

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