Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Walking Tour [Smart Destinations]



Discover the secrets of the origin, design, and construction of these iconic American destinations.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have captured the imaginations of countless visitors to NYC because of the pivotal role both these destinations have played in symbolizing American freedom and opportunity. Hear the stories of the immigrants who arrived through Ellis Island after an uncertain and perilous journey. Enjoy gorgeous and panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor before exploring Liberty Island and later Ellis Island, with its historic museums and artwork.

Smart Destinations Policy: You need to have an additional pass for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum -Ferry Ticket on the Smart Destinations website otherwise you are not eligible to do the tour. The ferry tickets are picked up the morning of the tour at Castle Clinton.


$55 per person

Monday, Wednesdays, & Fridays from March 1 - December 31 at 9:30am
Mondays & Wednesdays in Jan & Feb at 9:30am

4 hours

Meeting Place: On the left hand side in front of the front gate of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park.

End Point: Ellis Island

When reserving your ticket, you must have on additional pass left on your Smart Destinations pass to pick up your ferry ticket before meeting with the guide at Castle Clinton (this is in Battery Park). Do not get on the ferry before meeting with your guide.

This tour is partially wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.

This tour is included in the Explorer Pass and Go City Build Your Own Pass. If you have a Smart Destinations Explorer or Go City Build Your Own Pass, please bring a valid pass to the tour for admission. **You must pick up your ferry ticket 30 minutes prior to tour departure at the windows inside Castle Clinton.**

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Getting Here

Subway Options: 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or 1 to Rector Street