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Statue of Liberty Tour (Afternoon)

Experience the History of American Immigration!

“I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

These unforgettable words are inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. For millions of future Americans, her torch was the first thing they saw on their arrival to this new country. She stands proudly in New York Harbor, lighting the way to better life for so many people.

Come explore this New York icon with us. Our expert guides will meet you at Castle Clinton, a historic fort in Battery Park and a onetime possible site for the statue itself. From there you’ll board a Statue Cruises ferry, carrying you to Liberty Island.

Due to time limitation, the afternoon tour does NOT include Ellis Island.

Click here for 8:30 am tour - shorter wait, includes Ellis Island

  • $ 59
    ($49 for children 4-12 y/o)

  • 12:30 pm

  • 4 Hours

  • Castle Clinton in Battery Park
    In front of the Book Store


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Statue of Liberty Pedestal Walk
Statue of Liberty Island Ferry

Tour of includes all the following!

  • Guided Tour of Liberty Island with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to the grounds at Liberty Island
  • Access to the Pedestal Museum at Liberty Island with Statue of Liberty tickets
  • If your schedule permits, join our 8:30 am morning tour instead, which includes Ellis Island. This afternoon tour does NOT include Ellis Island

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 3.5 hours. You can stay as along as you wish after the tour ends at Ellis Island, and return to NYC when ready. Total time should be approximately 4-5 hours to return to Battery Park.

How much walking is there on this tour?

You will be on your feet for most of the tour. There will be stairs.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.

Is this tour included with a pass?

Yes, this tour is included with a pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Statue of Liberty is managed by the United States Park Police and visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening and all persons and property are subject to search. Do not bring weapons or large items. Backpacks and strollers must be checked into lockers on Liberty Island. These lockers are available for $2.00 per locker. This fee is not included.
  • Passes are accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • Inside of 24 hours, rescheduling fee is $20/person.
  • Passes: For pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

By Subway:

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to Bowling Green

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to Whitehall Street

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to South Ferry

By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.

Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.

Tour Ends: Liberty Island

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Statue of Liberty Pedestal Tour

Examine the collection housed inside the Pedestal Museum, from the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Then make the climb to the top of the pedestal and enjoy unparalleled views of the NYC skyline at her feet.

Hear the arduous and often heartbreaking stories of the millions of immigrants who once walked these halls.

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