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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 good37%
  • Average44%
  • 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
+1 212-344-7220
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Reviewed yesterday

The Castle is a staging location for park services for you to buy your crown of the statue of Liberty tickets. they throw in some short exhibits of the castle Clinton

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, the only thing in Castle Clinton, aside from tickets to the Statue of Liberty, is the bookstore and a room with museum exhibits, including a case full of shells and the like. Still, the room has a neat diorama showing the evolution of the...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bumped into this place in a stroll in Battery Park. Very crowded due to the presence of the ticket offices. Structure was intact, and there was a small information center (with some displays on the history of the castle) which was pretty much deserted -...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I never knew about this monument or the purpose until my third visit to the city while going to see the Statue of Liberty. It's quite fascinating. Be sure to take some time to walk around it. It doesn't require a lot of time but...More

Thank Christi K
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Walked off the boat and walked around the grounds of Battery Park when I stumble upon this very neat old fort/castle. It is still intact and very well kept. The are also bathrooms inside.

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The ticket offices for the ferries to the State of Liberty and Ellis Island are located in the centre of Castle Clinton, but don't ignore the opportunity to look at the castle itself; probably best on your return. Of particular interest are the models showing...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This D-shaped structure, located in Battery Park, has had a diverse history! It started life in 1811 as a fort (one of five) to defend the harbour. Later it was reincarnated as a concert hall, and then a zoo/aquarium. It was due to be demolished...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Having ancestors who probably came through Castle Garden, it was a moving experience to follow in their footsteps, especially seeing the immigration sculpture right outside. The one room museum was small, but told the fascinating and varied history of the site. Going in the late...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Originally built to defend Manhattan from a possible British invasion during the War of 1812, Castle Clinton stands out as a relic from the past in the heart of Battery Park and the very modern city. There is no admission charge, a few displays to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you have a National Park booklet and want to get a stamp for your book, check out this place. It is in lower Manhattan in Battery Park. You can either walk or take a subway, but it would be hard to find a parking...More

Thank Virginia Y
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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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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.
Pip O
18 September 2016|
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.