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New York is full of iconic wonders, but none more so than the Statue of Liberty herself. Check out the exhilarating statue of Liberty tours while you're in NYC.

Visit the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry with Go City®

  • One of New York's top attractions
  • Roundtrip ticket on the Ellis Island ferry to both Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Admission to Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Statue of Liberty National Monument (ground level)
  • Self-guided audio tours of Liberty and Ellis Island

Use your pass to hop on the Ellis Island ferry, get up close to the world-famous green copper statue, and admire her torch and crown. It's the first landmark millions of immigrants saw on arrival to the United States, and a must-see on any trip to New York City.

You'll get to stroll around the Statue of Liberty National Monument at ground level and take all those close-up snaps. You'll also have access to explore the new Statue of Liberty Museum where you can learn all about the construction and history of the iconic landmark, and see historic exhibits like the statue's original torch. The free-to-enter museum also has plenty of multi-sensory exhibits - touch a copper model of Lady Liberty's face, step into the re-imagined studio space where she was created, and share your own story of liberty with an interactive photo app. 

Once you’ve had your fill of the Statue of Liberty and taken in views of downtown Manhattan, you’ll head to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where admission is included. Here, you can learn more about the icon of freedom and even trace your family tree. You'll be provided with a self-guided audio tour of Liberty and Ellis Island - perfect for exploring at your own pace.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island highlights 

Tours – self-guided audio tours of both Liberty and Ellis islands.

The Torch Exhibit – see the original torch up close.

American Family Immigration History Center database – search for your ancestors on the Ellis Island databases.

Peopling of America Center – learn about immigration to America before Ellis Island opened.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island facts

Q: What do the seven rays from the Statue of Liberty's crown represent?
A: The seven rays from the Statue of Liberty's crown represent the seven continents.

Q: How tall is the Statue of Liberty?
A: The Statue of Liberty measures 305 ft 6 inches from the base of pedestal foundation to the top of her torch.

Q: What is the significance of the tablet in the Statue of Liberty's left-hand?
A: The tablet in the Statue of Liberty's left-hand states the date of the US Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776.

Q: Who gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?
A: The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from France in 1886.

Q: Who built the metal framework of the Statue of Liberty?
A: The metal framework of the Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel, who is known for building the Eiffel Tower.

Q: When did the Ellis Island immigration inspection port open?
A: The Ellis Island immigration inspection port opened in 1892.

Q: What is the significance of Ellis Island?
A: More than a third of all Americans can trace their lineage to someone passing through Ellis Island.

If you're planning a trip to New York City, one of the must-see attractions is the Statue of Liberty. Taking a ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan to Liberty Island gives visitors an up-close experience with this iconic monument. While tickets for the ride are required, there are several options available depending on what type of visit you plan on having. From general access tickets to crown access passes and special group rates, there's something suitable for everyone who wants to take a ride across New York Harbor and explore Lady Liberty. Book your Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry tickets with Go City®. We offer discounted tickets for your favorite destinations.

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Getting in

Present your pass at the 'Reserve Ticket' entrance at your chosen departure point (remember that your pass must be valid when scanned at the time of your visit). Proceed through the security screening facility before boarding the ferry.

Please note

Access to the pedestal and crown of the Statue of Liberty is not included with your pass. If you wish to add access to those parts of the statue, you will need book 'Crown Reserve' and/or 'Pedestal Reserve' tickets separately and make reservations as soon as possible as space is limited and tours often sell out months in advance.

Children under four years old are admitted for free.

Tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available on both Liberty and Ellis Island for no fee, but on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need an ID to use as a deposit. Guide dogs are welcome. 
  • The buildings and grounds on Liberty Island are ADA compliant. 
  • You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks to both the islands but it must be sealed. Food and drinks are not allowed in the pedestal or crown of the Statue of Liberty.
  • There are dining options on both islands, provided by Evelyn Hill Inc.

For more information visit the Statue cruises website.

Where you'll be

Castle Clinton at Battery Park (Lower Manhattan) OR Liberty State Park, New York, US

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Operating hours

Please check the Statue City Cruises' website for the most up-to-date ferry schedule.

Closings & holidays

The Statue of Liberty is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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