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Castle Clinton National Monument


Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton stands where New York City began, and represents not only the city's growth, but the growth of a nation. Initially intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, the fortification has transformed over the years to welcome theatergoers, immigrants, sightseers, and now, millions of visitors to New York Harbor.


Cheryl T

Friday, July 13, 2018
This is a historic sites overseen by the National Parks Department, but it is basically a staging area for Statue Cruises. There is a park ranger here that gives a guided tour, a small bookstore, and a few exhibits, but the site is dominated by lines for the ferry ticket booth. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place. However, Battery Park is beautiful and besides the lovely waterfront and vistas, there are a number of monuments and each are impressive and well-designed. Castle Clinton is free so it adds to a nice day in the park, but on its own there is not much for a visit.

Phillip Chapman

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Second time here in the last two months. Beautiful park. Quiet enough right on the battery. Nothing to complain about. They have public bathrooms and a carousel. I guess it could get quite crowded. Obviously no swimming since the harbor is so crowded.

Chandrashekhar Tilak

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A historic place near the Battery Park. Over here is an old fort with a red coloured stone wall fortification all around. The passes for the ferry boat to the Liberty Island are available at this place. Identity proof is a must while gaining the pass. A unique wristband is providing for the persons desirous to reach the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Particular attention is required to preserve this band.

Jason Elmer

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Love this venue and Pier A Great event space and nice view of the freedom tower and a quick stroll to see the statue of liberty and the passing boats. There is none lighting, I recommend a night visit for some cool photos. Handicap accessible and it's worth dressing up, it's a modern venue at Pier A

James Gibson

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This monument is near the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and some other Battery Park area attractions like the Staten Island Ferry. It is worth taking a few minutes to read the displays that tell about its history and to view its construction. If you are in the area already for another attraction, I urge you to see Castle Clinton and read the historical displays about it. It won't take long, and it's educational.

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