Jersey City Activities

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New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

1. New York City: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island with Ferry

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from New Jersey. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go. Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, and easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, bypass the ticket line with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty). On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

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What people are saying about Jersey City

The experience from security to getting off the boat after the tour/cruise was very seamless. The boat was NOT overcrowded, which was a blessing, no long lines getting back at the end of the cruise as well.

Easy to find the meeting point and navigate to the ferry. Much easier than I expected. The ease of the ferry to each island was also great. Thank you!

What nice and easy, made it earlly the kids and i loved it, alot of new information was gained on this vist

All round great experience, I will highly recommend it to people I know who wish to go to NYC

It was such an amazing trip I will love to always come back A great experience