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Castle Clinton National Monument

26 Wall St, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
+1 212-344-7220
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Once serving as the United States Army headquarters during the War of 1812, this historical monument commemorates the 1811 West Battery Fort built to defend New York Harbor.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average45%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“ticket booth” (8 reviews)
“an aquarium” (5 reviews)
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26 Wall St, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
Financial District
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"ticket booth"
in 8 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 5 reviews
"ticket offices"
in 3 reviews
"british invasion"
in 2 reviews
"concert hall"
in 2 reviews
"lower manhattan"
in 6 reviews
"statue cruises"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"immigrants"
in 8 reviews
"ferry"
in 9 reviews
"history"
in 28 reviews
"war"
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"prison"
in 2 reviews
"army"
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"booklet"
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"intact"
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"stamp"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Castle Clinton National Monument is in Battery Park, Lower Manhattan. We made our way down to this point in order to get our tickets from one of the ticket booths for the Statue of Liberty tour as this is their official base. We had...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A stop for the National Parks Passport (and also where you buy Statue of Liberty tix if you get them the day of). Worth taking 20 mins and checking it out and learning about the history of it. Pretty cool bit of New York history.

Thank supapfunk
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Castle Clinton for a brief stop to see the fort and get our passport book stamped. We learned about several other sites in the area to visit from the knowledgeable staff in the gift shop. It only takes a few minutes to...More

Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We called by Castle Clinton as we had recently found a family link to here as their point if immigration. Unfortunately as it was over the holiday period we were unable to access it as it was closed, however, the building itself was very nice.

Thank UkSil
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

NPS passports can be stamped at this location. This is also the place to purchase tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Interesting historical area, nice view of the Statue from the shoreline.

Thank Geŋŋy E
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The castle is the place where they are distributing tickets to go to the island of Statue of Liberty. The ticket booths are in the middle of the open space within the castle and we need to stand in a never ending queue, exposed to...More

Thank Madhu S
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The Castle Clinton National Monument is a 200-year-old historic monument, now beyond the walls and the ticket offices for the Statue of Liberty, you see nothing but it is full history has also been a fort of the army.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Remy was GREAT! We loved having him as our tour guider.. We learned so much and we saw so many cool things too! We could not have asked for a better tour guider!! Thanks so much!!!💕😂

Thank Arianna M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The history of Castle Clinton is quite interesting, it's served as a fort, prison, aquarium and concert venue. As part of a tour we started here and got a brief history on the fort in addition to two others. The fact that we built this...More

Thank ksterkel
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had some time to kill in Battery Park, waiting for the boat to take us out to Ellis Island. Came across this "castle" in the middle of the park. There was no charge, so we had a look around. The walls looked good, restored...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
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Bette611
3 February 2017|
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Response from TearsofRage | Reviewed this property |
Assuming there are no roadworks you should, like us, get right outside.
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Pip O
18 September 2016|
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Response from IslandzGirl | Reviewed this property |
We took Via there (similar to Lyft or Uber but less expensive). However the Bowling Green Metro stop is close by and several bus stops are close by also. Depends on where you are coming from.
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