Ellis Island: The Gateway to America & Statue of Liberty
- Visit Ellis Island Museum
- See the American Immigrant Wall of Honor
- Amazing artifacts, photographs, prints, videos, interactive displays, oral histories, and temporary exhibits.
- Observe the American Flag of Faces
- See the award-winning film documentary "Island of Hope, Island of Tears"
Over 12 million immigrants entered America through the doors of this Island. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located in the main building of the former immigration station complex. See the World Migration Globe which illustrates migration patterns around the globe. Also, visit the exhibit of the earliest arrivals as you walk through the various galleries, including a hearing room and a court of appeals. You will see the archives where you can access the passenger records of the ships that landed over 51 million immigrants, crew members and other travelers at the Port of New York and Ellis Island from 1892 to 1957. As you step outside of the museum, with the NYC skyline as the backdrop, visit the Wall of Honor.
This tour will also visit Lady Liberty, where your tour guide will review the Engineering, Construction, and Crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Lady Liberty’s is an inspiration to immigrants who sailed past her on their way to America. The Statue of Libery's overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches. The height of the statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inches, and she has a 35-foot waistline. The total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds).
- Fully escorted with a tour guide
- Ellis Island Museum
- The ferry ticket to Ellis Island
- The ferry ticket to Liberty Island
- Transportation from the hotel
- Meals or drinks
- Gratuities are recommended
- Please wear comfortable shoes
Prepare for the activity
Meet in front of Starbucks at 24 State Street, across from Battery Park. Please note that 24 State Street is also known as "One Battery Park Plaza." Your guide will be wearing a yellow uniform and will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park or go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth, as they do not have your tickets. If taking the subway to the meeting point, take the R train to Whitehall Street Station, the number 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green Station, or the 1 train to South Ferry Station.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Luggage or large bags
Only small bags will be allowed past security for safety reasons.