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Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

Quick Details

Info Reservations are Required

Calendar Schedule    Saturdays

Hour Glass Duration     4 hours

Clock Departure Time   08:30 a.m. EST

Globe Other Languages  Spanish (May – December)

Checkered Flag Important Notes  If you reserve the tour with your Pass, you need either use one more admission from your pass or purchase your ferry ticket directly from Statue Cruises upon arrival.

DO NOT get on the ferry without checking in with the guide.

Child Ages 5-11
NY Explorer Pass

Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

The Statue of Liberty has captured the imaginations of countless visitors to NYC because of the pivotal role both these destinations have played in symbolizing American freedom and opportunity. Discover the secrets of the origin, design, and construction of this iconic American destination. 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 getting off at Liberty Island. Once on Liberty Island, enjoy outstanding views of NYC. Then, conclude your tour at Ellis Island.

Important Information

  • When buying your ticket
    • You will also receive a roundtrip ferry ticket with a visit to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
  • When reserving your tour with your Pass,
    • You’ll need a ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to get to this tour. 
    • You may add the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ferry Ticket to your pass or purchase your ferry ticket directly from Statue Cruises upon arrival.
  • 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.
  • Please DO NOT join the line and get on the ferry until you meet your guide. We meet you at Battery Park – In front of Castle Clinton, not on Liberty Island.

Meeting & End Points



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