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Meet for this early-access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour at Pier A Harbor House. Spend some time visiting the nearby memorials with your guide. Then be one of the first passengers to board your ferry for the ride over to Liberty Island.

At the Statue of Liberty, take a guided tour that leads you up to the pedestal for stunning views. Your guide tells you stories along the way as you get to see the statue closer than with any other standard visit.

Hop back on the ferry for the short ride to Ellis Island. Learn all about the complicated immigration progress people went through as your guide takes you through the collection of interactive displays.

At the end of your tour, either take the ferry back to Battery Park with your guide or stay on Ellis Island to explore more before returning on your own.
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Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special early-morning priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. Follow a guide on a tour of two of New York City’s most iconic landmarks as you learn about their significance to the US and world history.
  • Avoid the crowds with early access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Take one of the first ferry rides of the day to Liberty Island
  • Get more from visiting these two landmarks with a guide who knows the history
  • Choose between two times to best suit your NYC schedule
  • Spend time exploring Ellis Island on your own if you choose
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great Tourguide

I’ve had a great trip to Lady Liberty last Sunday, all thanks to one of the most awesome tour guide I’ve ever met, his name is Alvaro from Take Walks. Will definitely come back again!

Thank Chau N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide Kathryn was very nice and took a beautiful picture of our family in front of the statue. Nice visit.

Thank fgervais92
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice tour, well guided and lively explanations by our guide " uncle Jeffrey ". Well recommended.

Thank miek111
Reviewed 1 week ago
Super nice tour with Thalia

It was a very good idea to buy tickets and group tour in advance to skip all lines. We bought early morning tour at 8.30. I really suggest this time and tickets booking in advance. Easy to find meeting point. Our guide Thalia was very...More

Thank Dace D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour with Jacob. Must do.

From start to finish this was an informative and enjoyable tour made special by our entertaining and charismatic tour guide Jacob. The group size was just right and gaining access to the pedestal was a highlight. I had been to the Statue once or twice...More

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30 May 2018|
Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
From the time we met our guide and group at 8:45 until our guide left us at Ellis Island to further explore on our own at 1:30 was 4-3/4 hours.
27 May 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
I found a link for you that explains the general accessibility for the ferries and the statue. I can't post the link here but you can find it with a quick search on accessibility for the ferry lines and the statue.
Natalia B
21 May 2018|
Response from Adam C | Reviewed this property |
Not to the crown. Just the pedestal
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