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New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

1. New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

See world-class art, fascinating science, important history, and incredible views—from the sky AND the sea and save up to 40% with the New York CityPASS! New York CityPASS includes admission to: 1. The Empire State Building: With iconic views and a new museum, the Empire State Building provides breathtaking 360-degree, open-air views from the 86th-floor observatory. 2. American Museum of Natural History: Explore human cultures, the natural world, and the universe with a visit to one of the world’s most famous natural history museums. 3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York’s most visited museum and attraction.  The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.  At the Met’s uptown branch, The Met Cloisters, explore the art, architecture, and gardens and medieval Europe.  4. Top of the Rock OR Guggenheim Museum Top of the Rock: Experience incredible 360-degree panoramic views of New York City and beyond from interior and exterior decks on the top three floors of this legendary art deco skyscraper, 30 Rock.   Guggenheim Museum: Frank Lloyd Wright’s mid-century masterpiece of modern architecture, located alongside scenic Central Park.  See collection highlights, including works by Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh and more. 5. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Experience the beauty and history of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum with Statue Cruises.   Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises: Take in the world’s premier skyline with up-close and magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade and 101 NYC sights.   6. 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 9/11 Memorial & Museum: Pay your respects to the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.  Examine the history and impact of the events and learn the stories of loss and recovery within the Museum.   Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Get an up-close look at the space shuttle Enterprise and 28 aircraft, including the world’s fastest jet.

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Fast-Track Access

2. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Fast-Track Access

Take a 30-minute Live guided tour in English of Battery Park where you can 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. You will learn about the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial and Bosque Gardens and Fountain. Your tour will also encounter Castle Clinton, which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812 and was 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 where you will benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. You will receive priority access to the ferry Line to Liberty Island, before crossing New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United States from the people of France. You can 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. Here you are able to 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 an escorted tour and benefit from the services of an English-speaking guide on 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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NYC: 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and Statue of Liberty Tour

3. NYC: 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and Statue of Liberty Tour

See iconic sights in New York City with this walking tour. See the somber 9/11 monument. Walk by Wall Street's Charging Bull statue on the way to Battery park. Ride the Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Museum. Meet your guide at St Paul's Chapel and walk to the 9/11 Memorial. Reflect at the Memorial Pools and learn about the design choices used for this monument. Marvel at the skyscrapers in NYC’s financial district. Snap pictures of the emblematic Charging Bull. Let your guide tell you about the Statue of Liberty at Battery Park. Board a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Listen to your audio commentary as you take a self-guided tour at the Statue of Liberty. Continue to the Ellis Island Museum. Explore this former immigration complex on a self-guided tour. Find out about the history of immigration in this diverse city.

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NYC: Statue of Liberty Tour with 9/11 Memorial Museum Ticket

4. NYC: Statue of Liberty Tour with 9/11 Memorial Museum Ticket

Enjoy a tour of New York's hotspots all in one day. Explore the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and learn about their history and impact on the city from a local guide. Board a ferry and cross the New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets. Then, head to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Museum. About 40% of current US citizens can trace their ancestors to Ellis Island, see if you can too. Next, take the ferry back to the mainland and visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. These honor all those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. See the 9/11 Museum with its over 10,000 artifacts. Learn how the events of that day impacted the world, and download and listen to the 'Witnessing History Tour" as you tour the exhibits. Explore the exhibition detailing "The Hunt for Bin Laden".

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New Jersey: Statue of Liberty Ferry & 9/11 Museum Ticket

5. New Jersey: Statue of Liberty Ferry & 9/11 Museum Ticket

Discover Ellis Island, Liberty Island, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum from New Jersey with this combo ticket. Enjoy a convenient ferry departure from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Board the ferry with priority access and then admire views from the water of the New York City skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty herself. Your first stop will be Ellis Island, which was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Tour at your own pace with a multilingual audio guide. Wander around the grounds, search the Wall of Honor for your family members, and visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. When you are ready to see the Statue of Liberty up close, head to the ferry line for Liberty Island. A short ferry ride later, arrive on the second island and pick up a multilingual audio guide to explore at your own pace. Discover the grounds and visit the Statue of Liberty Museum, which opened in 2019. When you are done, you can choose to return to New Jersey by ferry or continue on to Battery Park in New York. To visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on the same day as your visit the Statue of Liberty, you will need to take the ferry from Liberty Island to Battery Park. Your experience will end in New York City after your self-guided visit to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. You will then need to make your own way back to New Jersey.

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

6. Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Memorial Tour

Board a fast track ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Take a tour of these sights with a guide, then return to Lower Manhattan for a tour of the 9/11 Memorial. Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Fast Track priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this 5-hour program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Visit the all-new Pedestal Museum, to learn more about this famous monument. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, and 55 military personnel. The memorial is located at the former site of the Twin Towers, which collapsed on the day of the attacks.

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Early Access 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

7. Early Access 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Meet your guide for a truly unforgettable early morning experience with a visit to Ground Zero and 911 Memorial pools. Immerse yourself in the culture of the "Big Apple" through the eyes of a local expert. Understand the history of New York, and learn about the horrific events of September 11, 2001. You will visit the old grounds of the World Trade Center and Wall Street. Pass the Federal Hall National Memorial, built as the US Customer House on the site where George Washington was inaugurated. Stop at the New York Stock Exchange for a memorable photo opportunity, and then continue to Battery Park, originally built as a fort before it became an aquarium and eventually fell under the agency of the National Park Service. Pay tribute to the thousands of citizens and first responders who lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001 at the 9/11 Memorial. Gain an insight into the events from your local expert tour guide's. Get priority reserve ferry line access to board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Get up close to "Lady Liberty" for amazing exterior views and photo opportunities, and learn more about her history of the Statue. Then, head to Ellis Island to visit the immigration museum. Journey through the story of migration to the USA at the site where millions were processed at the start of their new lives in America. See the NYC Skyline while returning to Battery Park on the Sightseeing Ferry.

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What people are saying about Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Our tour guide was a sixty something short Jewish ball of energy that was very engaging, enthusiastic and audible from a distance. I hope you get her. The tour is a bit of a marathon. We bailed out when we returned to the mainland “that’s the island of Manhattan” and got lunch from a food truck before doing the 911 museum on our own. The get your guide tour does not include pedestal access although it states that it does. I would do the trip again. PS A Man wrote this :)

The New York CityPASS was perfect for a long weekend in the city! We were able to do all 6 things offered with the pass thanks to some impeccable timing of the itinerary I created for us! I just wish the pass would allow more freedom of which 6 sites can be visited.

Ask for John! He was amazing and made the experience for my husband and I! We couldn’t have asked for a better, more knowledgeable guide!

Really very convenient to have the pass because you can make reservations in advance and even modify them, I highly recommend!

Great guide, all to myself. Everything is well organized.