Statue of Liberty Express Tour: Museum, Statue Grounds & Battery Park in New York, NY

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Join this leisurely trip to Liberty Island for a midday NYC Statue of Liberty tour! This walking tour provides a tour guide whose passion and experience will bring the history of the island and Lady Liberty back to life. In addition, this tour includes ferry tickets, a full tour of Liberty Island, access to the pedestal, and more!

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

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  • This tour is approximately 3 hours long.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Statue of Liberty tickets (Pedestal area) and ferry tickets are included.
  • Tickets to the Statue Crown are not included.
  • The guided tour ends on Liberty Island, but you can hop a ferry to Ellis Island for no extra charge and see the Immigration Museum, or opt to head back to Battery Park.
  • Arrive early to be assured of nearby parking.
  • Tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible but not up to the pedestal. Guests must climb 215 steps up the stairs to the top of the pedestal.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, or umbrellas on this trip.
  • Bring your camera.


from Statue of Liberty Express Tour: Museum, Statue Grounds & Battery Park
Learn the epic story of how Lady Liberty went from an unwanted passion project to the preeminent symbol of American freedom on this essential afternoon Statue of Liberty tour. In the early afternoon hours, take to the waters on your way to Liberty Island for a tour around the Statue grounds. Meet one of our excellent local guides, a connoisseur of all things Lady Liberty, at Battery Park, setting the tone for a relaxed afternoon of Americana.

To start your full tour of Liberty Island, greet the many vantage points surrounding you - Brooklyn and the (arguably) even more famous Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Immigration Station, the mouth of the Hudson River, and the most iconic view of New York City - Lower Manhattan, a jungle of glass and concrete.

If you want to see the Statue of Liberty but aren’t interested in getting up early to catch the first boat over to Liberty Island, this relaxed afternoon visit is the one for you. Traveling with a group of 20 and an expert guide, you’ll enjoy a leisurely boat ride and a full tour of Liberty Island and the Statue.

Your tour starts when you meet your expert guide in Battery Park and take in iconic buildings like Castle Clinton (America’s first immigration station) and the Pier A Harbor House before hopping a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty. When you arrive on the Island, you’ll dive into the story of how the Statue came to be and why it almost wasn’t built at all.

After a tour of the Island, you’ll board the ferry again and be back in Battery Park. In just three hours, you’ll have seen the Statue and learned its story from an expert guide; no early wake-up calls, no waiting in line, just easy, intimate access to America’s most iconic monument.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Statue of Liberty Express Tour: Museum, Statue Grounds & Battery Park

Where does the Statue of Liberty Express Tour meet?

The tour departs from Battery Park. Please see your confirmation email for more details. The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. The tour guides will hold a sign with the Walks logo and “MEET HERE” on it. Do not go to the ticket line at Castle Clinton! Your guide will not be there!

How long is this Statue of Liberty tour?

This tour is approximately 3 hours.

What if I'm late? What happens to my Statue of Liberty Tickets?

If you are running late, it's best to contact the tour operator at the phone number on your e-ticket so they can reach out to your guide. This is not always possible for all tours - their guides are with other clients and are already into the tour (they ask them not to use their phones during their tour). But in some cases, a few minute delays can be remedied. Most times, guides leave the meeting point within 5 minutes of the tour start time.

What is included in this Statue of Liberty tour?

The Statue of Liberty Express Tour includes Statue of Liberty ferry tickets between Battery Park NYC, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty tickets, admission to Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. The tours are all given in English. They don’t offer multi-language tours.

Are the hospitals on Ellis Island included on this tour?

No. The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to be booked specially if you want to visit them.

What landmarks will we be visiting?

You will see Battery Park, Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty (Exterior Access), and the Statue of Liberty Museum. Unfortunately, this does not include access/tickets to the Statue of Liberty Crown. Tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance.

Is transportation included?

Transportation is not included in this trip to the Lady Liberty statue.

Is parking provided?

Street parking and paid parking lots are available near Battery Park, NY.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

There aren't any age restrictions for this visit to the Statue of Liberty. True to their name, most of Walks Inc.'s tours involve walking for at least half, if not most of the time. Except for a few of their day trips, driving tours, or boat excursions, you can expect to walk a fair amount. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes. However please note that if your tour includes the Statue Pedestal (which has elevator access) the only part you will NOT be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.

What should I bring?

You may bring water, a hat, sunglasses, parasol, and/or sunscreen, a coat, umbrella, or outer layers for the cooler months, and a photo ID for some of the stop oversights. All guests must pass airport-style security to the Statue of Liberty. Certain items, including weapons, scissors, pocket knives, sharp items, or tools, are not permitted. Large items such as suitcases and backpacks are not allowed. Food and drink are not permitted except for water in a clear container. Please visit the US National Park Service's website for a complete list of items.

What should I wear?

It is recommended that guests wear attire appropriate for the day’s weather forecast and comfortable walking shoes, so it's easy to navigate along uneven surfaces, dirt paths, cobblestone, etc.

Is this tour ever cancelled due to weather conditions?

Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine. One exception is if the Coastguard ceases water traffic (which includes the ferry to the Statue of Liberty) due to inclement weather.

How many people will there be on this tour?

The tour allows a maximum of up to 25 people.

Is the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island? Which island is the Statue of Liberty on ?

No, Lady Liberty is on a separate island called Liberty Island. Both of these islands are on the southern tip of Manhattan.

Where to buy Statue of Liberty tickets?

The Statue of Liberty tickets are included in the tour. Tickets to the inside of the Statue of Liberty and Statue of Liberty crown tickets are not included in the tour.