Statue of Liberty Tours
Two choices for an award-winning Statue of Liberty tour
We offer two ways to experience the Statue of Liberty: an express visit for busy schedules and our full tour featuring pedestal access and a visit to Ellis Island. Both tours include skip-the-line ferry tickets and a local guide who’s an expert on the Statue of Liberty and NYC.
FAQs for Visiting the Statue of Liberty
Though people often visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island together, they’re on separate islands. The Statue of Liberty is Liberty Island. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is the main attraction on Ellis Island. The islands are right by each other, and the ferry will take you to both.
The new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island gives you a closer look at this famous landmark, including pieces of the original statue.
On Ellis Island, you can tour the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. This museum includes exhibits, period rooms, records, and more relating to American immigrants.
You might hear us say we have reserved tickets for the Statue of Liberty Pedestal — guaranteeing you’ll have access to this part of the statue. But what exactly is the pedestal?
The Statue of Liberty Pedestal is a wraparound balcony at Lady Liberty’s feet that showcases incredible views of the NYC skyline and the bay. If you’re visiting without a guide, you can’t get access to the pedestal the day of your visit unless you’ve reserved your tickets well in advance. They’re popular and tend to sell out.
When you book with us, you can upgrade for pedestal accessible. Reach the pedestal by elevator or by climbing all 195 steps!
The Statue of Liberty crown is accessible to the public, but there are only around 60 tickets per hour on a given day — and those sell out months in advance. If it’s on your bucket list, plan ahead for tickets, and bring your climbing shoes. It’s another 162 steps from the pedestal up a narrow staircase to reach the crown.