Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Walking Tour

Quick Details

Calendar Schedule: Wednesdays & Saturdays (ENGLISH)

Hour Glass Duration: 4 hours

Clock Departure Time: 08:30 a.m. EST

Globe Other Languages: Spanish (check the calendar)

Child Ages 5-11

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Guided Walking Tour

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have captured the imagination of thousands of visitors to NYC because of their significance as symbols of American freedom and opportunity. Discover the secrets of the origin, design, and construction of these iconic American destinations. Listen to the stories of immigrants who made their way through Ellis Island after a perilous and uncertain journey. Enjoy gorgeous and panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor before getting off at Liberty Island. Once on Liberty Island, enjoy outstanding views of NYC. Then, conclude your tour at Ellis Island.

Tour Highlights: 

  • Uncover the secrets of two of the most iconic places in New York – the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
  • Enjoy gorgeous and panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan Skyline.
  • Learn the struggles of  Immigrants arriving in  America including the harrowing health tests and screenings undergone at Ellis island.
  • Take stunning photos of the Statue of Liberty and visit Liberty State Park Museum to learn the secrets behind the statue’s construction.
  • Visit the National Immigration Museum and see artifacts and exhibits related to the arrival of immigrants.

This tour of the Statue of Liberty is wheelchair accessible. 

Important Information

  • This tour does not include entry to pedestal or crown levels inside the Statue of Liberty.
  • This tour of the Statue of Liberty is partially wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.


  • This tour is exclusive to Explorer Pass.
  • Pass customers please visit the page and follow the instruction to make a reservation.

Meeting & End Locations

  • Meet your guide in front of the front gate of Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park.
  • The guide will be holding up a Red, Inside Out Tours Flag.
  • The tour ends at Ellis Island.
  • You can stay as long as you want after the tour ends at Ellis Island and return to Battery Park when ready.

Frequently Asked Questions


Amazing tour!!! JAV

We toured the Statue of Liberty (SOL) and Ellis Island (EI) with a wonderfully informative guide this week -- and although I have been to SOL before, I came away this time with many more details and interesting facts! Rori is a delight and a fine speaker, and my whole party was totally pleased with our tour to these iconic places. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour !!!

Very interesting and knowledgeable tour

Great tour with an absolutely amazing guide. Katelin performs so interestingly. Thank you inside out tours for such a great time 👍👍👍

– Sazhida I
A great way to see Liberty and Ellis Islands

I have previously visited Liberty Island and been up to the pedestal and the crown but this was by ourselves and not with a guide. I have not previously visited Ellis Island. Our guide was Catie. The word "Perky" was definitely invented for her but she was perky in a funny endearing way and not in an annoying way. She kept the tour moving at a good pace and was very well informed and able to answer questions. It was a great way to see Liberty Island and a good amount of time was allowed for photos and to visit the new museum and the gift shop. I had been wanting to visit Ellis Island for some time and again Catie was well informed. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and definitely recommend it.

– Karen S