If you join us on our premier Small Group Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour, you’ll notice a cluster of buildings on the south side of Ellis Island, set apart from the main museum. These buildings make up the island’s hospital complex which until fairly recently, had been abandoned and left to decay.
At one point Ellis Island had one of the most advanced medical facilities in the world, unfortunately it remains in disrepair and in a historic decay that makes it unsafe for visitors to explore on their own. The Save Ellis Island Foundation offers the only way to explore these areas with a guided tour called, 'The Hard Hat Tour'.
TopDogTours founder Patrick Kelly says, 'The Hard Hat Tour is a great way to see parts of Ellis Island that have been left abandoned since the government left the facility in 1954. They have numerous start times throughout the day and really is a great addition to take after our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour.'
An Extraordinary Experience at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
'My wife and I used TopDogTours for a private tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in early November. We had a wonderful experience with Sean, our tour guide, and we would readily book with TopDog again.' - Danny from Albany, New York
Historic Downtown & 9/11 Memorial Tour / Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
'We had a Wonderful private tour with Sean from TopDog Tours. This trip was planned for my husband who has never been to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. However, to have the Historic Downtown & 9/11 Memorial tour in the mix, made it that more special. As a native New Yorker, I was impressed with Sean's Knowledge and enthusiasm. Our tour guide Sean, was very pleasant and informative. Sean was prepared with a book that showed before pictures and facts about the downtown area, and to see the differences from today, he put you back in time. I would highly recommend this tour, and recommend Sean from TopDog Tours, well worth the time and money.' - Lisa Ann from Mt.Olive, New Jersey
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