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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tickets

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise last approximately 3 hours.

  • Start time

    Operates from 8:30am to 4:40pm. Last departure is at 3:30pm.

  • Meeting Point
    Cruises depart from Castle Clinton - Battery Park, 17 State Street, New York 10004.
    Getting There – By subway, take line 1 to the South Ferry station (last stop) or line 4 or 5 to the Bowling Green station. By bus, take line M1, M6, or M15 to the South Ferry stop (last stop).

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print
  • Cruise around Liberty Island and Ellis Island!
  • No booking fees!
  • Walk up to the Statue of Liberty!
  • Tour the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum!
  • Free audio guide, digital guide to downtown Manhattan, and $20 in discounts!


Walk in the shoes of an 18th Century American immigrant!

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

These words of comfort to those escaping poverty and persecution overseas have been taught in American schools since the Statue of Liberty was first gifted by France. And, during the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise, you can see the Statue itself, up-close and personal!

On your guided boat tour of both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, you guide will retell the history of the development and operation of Ellis Island as an iconic landing point for those seeking a better way of life. You will also be able to stop, disembark, and tour each island on foot!

On Ellis Island, your entrance to the Immigration Museum is already taken care of! Located in the main building of the former immigration station complex, the museum provides users the opportunity to access the passenger records of over 51 million people in the American Family Immigration History Center. And, with at least six other interactive exhibits displaying the suitcases, trunks, and personal artifacts left behind, you may wish to use the free audio guide to make the best use of your time. Then, once you’re back to Manhattan, use our digital walking guide of the city and take advantage of $20 in discount purchases!


  • Guided Boat Tour
  • Free audio guide for each island
  • Access to Liberty Island
  • Access to Ellis Island and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum
  • Digital Manhattan city guide with $20 in discounts

Please note

Immediately on booking you will be emailed a receipt for your tickets. Your barcoded e-ticket will be sent by email within xx hours of booking. This ticket can be shown on your smartphone to enter the attraction

Ticket does not include entrance into the Statue of Liberty due to limited availability. Additional reservations must be made months in advance to enter the statue.

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