Guided Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Pedestal Access in New York, NY

Battery ParkNew York, NY 10005-1996
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On this journey, an expert guide will accompany you to Liberty Island so you can view Lady Liberty and go inside the pedestal! The fortress of liberty holds a museum that explains the history of the statue and has a marvelous view from the top! Afterward, voyage to Ellis Island to explore the immigration Museum. This is a great way to spend the day with friends and family!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Tour is in English.
  • Skip the line access.
  • Tour duration: 4 hours.
  • Weapons, drones, large bags, costumes, and masks are strictly prohibited.


from Guided Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Skip the Line Access
The Statue of Liberty is an icon of America. On this tour, you can explore her origins among the people who created her. The tour will begin at Castle Clinton. The certified American Tour Guide will escort you through security and provide a guided tour of Liberty Island.

Journey to Ellis Island Immigration Museum where you have the opportunity to explore the museum at your convenience. Duration of the tour is four hours with the option to stay on Ellis Island and research family history at the conclusion of the tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Skip the Line Access

What are the hours of operation?
The tour departs at 1 pm and returns at 5 pm. The tour is approximately 4 hours long.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?
No, parking is not provided. The attraction is near public transportation.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour? 
No, there are no age/physical/health restrictions for this tour.

What should I bring? 
Bring your camera, great photo opportunities.

What should I wear? 
Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Where is it located?
In front of the bookstore at Castle Clinton in Battery Park New York, NY 10004.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes, the tour is appropriate for children.

Are stroller/wheelchair/locker/etc. rentals available? If so, what is the fee?
No, stroller/wheelchair/locker rentals are not available.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, it is recommended.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 4 hours long.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 

  • Certified American Tour Guide 
  • Pedestal Access 
  • Reserve Priority Tickets 
  • Ferry
Can I bring my own food/beverages? Coolers permitted?
No, you may not bring coolers or outside drinks.

Can I bring my pet?
No, you may not bring your pet, however, service animals are welcome.

Do my tickets expire?
Tickets are date and time specific and must be used on that date.

What safety precautions are in place for the activity (if any)?
DO NOT carry any of the items mentioned below into the security screening area. Items that are surrendered will not be returned. If you are unsure about an item, please do not bring it. DO NOT leave items unattended at any time. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
  • ALL weapons, including: firearms, any dangerous items, any "dual-use" items that could be dangerous. All of these items are strictly prohibited in the park and on the ferry system. 
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), drones and other similar remote-controlled flying devices or vehicles. 
  • LARGE packages. Suitcases, carry-on luggage and other large parcels will not be permitted on the ferry systems or at Liberty and Ellis Islands. 
  • Face masks and/or costumes which are designed to conceal the identity of a person are prohibited.