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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island and Pre-Ferry Tour

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    What to Expect
    Take a 30-minute guided tour of Battery Park, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the park has an interesting history and many monuments.

    Learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. End at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and the centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry to Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time.

    Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty, where your ticket grants access to the pedestal and Pedestal Museum. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Get exclusive access to the monument up to the Fort Wood section for a truly immersive experience on your own. Take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic.

    Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island! Pick up your audio guide on arrival (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic) and explore independently. Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America.

    Alternatively, upgrade to a fully-escorted tour and benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This option also includes a guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial once you have returned to Manhattan from Ellis Island.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    24 State St, New York, NY 10004, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National Park fees
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Local guide for the 30 pre ferry tour is in ENGLISH only
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines and go on the RESERVE line. Please note this is like airport security and lines merge at the beginning.
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual audio guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed November 6, 2018

    Everything you thought it would be..the ferry ride over ..the appoach..the Statue was like standing next to a giant...awesome.

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank George W
    attractions4us, Guest Relations Manager at Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island and Pre-Ferry Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time and writing a review

    Reviewed August 31, 2018

    A very interesting day trip. You can do ir quicker but take your time and linger. I found out that 1876 people of my name arrived at Ellis Island and were admitted to the USA.More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank 505mickm
    attractions4us, Front Office Manager at Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island and Pre-Ferry Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

    I am happy you enjoyed the tour. We offer exclusive access to the Reserve line which save a lot of time and we get access that is sold out to the pedestal. I am a little confused as the the 4 star review, it seems...More

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