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Gateway to America: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Tour by Foot & Subway

An in-depth private tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum.


Ever wondered about that big green lady in the harbor? Did you know that one in four American families can trace their roots through Ellis Island? On this 3-4 hour tour, we take you to and through Liberty & Ellis Islands to learn about her inspiring construction as well as the push and pull of immigration that populated this great country.

Tour Description

Start at Battery Park and historic Castle Clinton, where your private tour guide will point out local landmarks and explain their importance. Board the Statue Cruises Ferry and enjoy the view of Upper New York Bay and the skyscrapers of the Financial District. Once on Liberty Island, your guide will explain the incredible history of her meaning to millions of Americans, both newly arriving and those who’ve been here for generations.

Next, a short ferry ride to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where your LUNY! guide will walk you through the exhibit’s highlights. Take the uncertain trip as an immigrant yourself, through the many steps of examination and interrogation before hearing the three magic words, “Free to Land!”

Tour Cost doesn’t include Ferry tickets, which can be prepurchased and cost ~$25 pp. Availability may be limited – email Matt for more details. 

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