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Castle Clinton National Monument

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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.



Reviews

Cheryl T

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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