Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory
- Marvel at the sights
- Visit Ellis Island and the National Immigration Museum
- Learn more from a local expert guide
Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40 per cent of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island.
After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel.
The memorial is located at the former site of the Twin Towers, which collapsed on the day of the attacks. Your guide will escort you to the elevator line skipping the long ticket window line and leave you to enjoy the observation deck of the famous One World Trade located in the Freedom Towers. You will experience an amazing video as you board the high-speed elevators with surprising 360-degree video. As the elevator door opens, you will see the most breathtaking view of the NYC skyline, the Bridges and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
- Roundtrip Ferry Tickets to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- Wall Street & Stock Exchange
- Local Expert Guide
- Timed Admission to One World Observatory
- Ellis Island and the National Immigration Museum access (but not 2:00pm departure)
- Entry into Statue of Liberty Pedestal Museum inside Lady Liberty
- Pedestal access inside Lady Liberty
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Guided tour inside the Statue of Liberty and museums, an introduction is given outside
Prepare for the activity
24 State St, New York, NY 10004 in front of the Starbucks. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza. The tour guide wearing a yellow uniform will meet you on the plaza, right outside of Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park. Do not go to the Statue of Liberty ticket Booth (they do not have your tickets). Proceed directly to the meeting location and your tour guide will be waiting for you to begin your fun day. Subway stops to meeting point are R train to Whitehall Street; #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green station. #1 train to South Ferry Station.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags
• All travelers must bring a government-issued photo ID.
• Please note, this is a walking tour covering some distance and includes many steps up to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty (with upgrade). It is therefore not suitable for people with limited mobility, including walkers and wheelchair users.
• The 2 PM departure does not include access to Ellis Island.