Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this 4.5-hour tour of two New York City legendary landmarks and learn about the history of both historical spots. Enjoy priority boarding on the ferry and then take in the amazing views of southern Manhattan while crossing New York Harbor. Explore the Statue of Liberty’s onsite museum before ascending to the pedestal for views of the city skyline from 10 stories up. Relive America's immigrant experience through personal narratives and images in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
This informative and entertaining excursion to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island begins outside Battery Park on the southern edge of Manhattan, where you'll board the ferry via the reserve ticket holders line for a pleasant trip to Liberty islandYou'll learn all the entertaining history of Lady Liberty from your entertaining and informative guide. Then, climb to the observation deck, 10 stories high, and get amazing views of the New York City skyline and sweeping 360 degree views of New York Harbor all will be fully explained by your guide along the way. Then take a short ferry ride to Ellis Island where you’ll walk in the footsteps of millions of desperate immigrants who found a new home in America. Follow them from the ferry dock, to The Baggage Room, through The Great Hall and down The Stairs of Separation as you re-live the immigrant experience through the stories told by your guide. Get a great overview and understanding of the island before hopping back on the ferry to return to Battery Park in Manhattan. The tour ends on Ellis Island but you are welcome to stay on the island to can research family members who arrived at Ellis Island, experience more of the Immigration Museum or take in a short film about the island.