TICKET OPTIONS AND FEES
* Hard Hat tours of the hospitals on the South Side of Ellis Island are open only to visitors over the age of 13. Tickets for the South Side Hard Hat tours are subject to availability.
** Reservations are recommended. Pedestal tickets are subject to availability.
Reserving TicketsFerries provide transportation to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island. One ferry ticket provides access to both islands. Statue City Cruises is the official ferry service provider. Purchasing tickets through vendors other than Statue City Cruises may result in unnecessary additional charges. All private vessels are prohibited from docking on either island.
The National Park Service recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. You may use one of these methods to reserve tickets:
Warning: Beware Third Party Ticket Vendors
There are many aggressive, unauthorized ticket sellers who will try to sell tickets to the Statue of Liberty near The Battery in NYC. These individuals will often try to scam people through misrepresentation and over-charging. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. The only on-site location to purchase authorized tickets is the Statue City Cruises ticket office inside Castle Clinton in The Battery. Plan ahead if possible, and avoid these scammers selling overpriced and/or fake tickets.
National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes
These passes provide free access to national parks and national wildlife refuges that charge entrance fees. These passes do not apply at Ellis Island, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, which does not charge an entrance fee. The cost of the ferry ticket is not an entrance fee - there is no charge to visit the museum on Ellis Island or the grounds of Liberty Island.
Last updated: October 7, 2022