Castle Clinton National Monument

Historic Site and History Museum · Financial District
Battery Park, New York, NY 10004, United States
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton stands where New York City began.


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  • What you need to know
    "... station (before Ellis Island), a beer garden, theater, public aquarium &..."(4 Tips)
    The Ritz-Carlton
    "early 1800s to protect New York from attacking British Forces"(3 Tips)
    "Castle Clinton went on to serve a variety of roles."(2 Tips)
    Emily D.
    "ferry to Statue"(3 Tips)
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  • Melissa M.

    Neat piece of history!

  • Carl G.

    Built in the 1800s to protect New York from attack by the British.

    Carl Griffin · December 25, 2015
  • Paulette O.

    Doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is very interesting.

    Paulette Osborne · December 17, 2015
  • Roger S.

    Helpful park rangers

    Roger Schonfeld · November 25, 2015
  • James C.

    Beautiful view. Is the place to get Statue of Liberty tickets.

    James C · June 23, 2015
  • Kate Y.

    Check out the free museum near the entrance. Also, they have public free cleanish bathrooms.

    Kate Yan · June 1, 2015
  • Michael L.

    Did you know this used to be its own little island?

    Michael Lambert · October 8, 2014
  • Clmedi

    Entrance of the tour

    Clmedi · April 18, 2014

    Built as a U.S. military fort in 1811 in anticipation of the War of 1812 against the British, Castle Clinton went on to serve a variety of roles.

    HISTORY · January 7, 2013
  • Untapped Cities

    Did you know before Ellis Island, Castle Clinton served as the Country’s first immigration center. Read more

    Untapped Cities · September 28, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    Before Ellis Island, immigrants went to Castle Clinton, America's first immigration station, that also used to be an aquarium. Read more

    Untapped Cities · August 6, 2012

    Inside the former fortress' walls is a museum illustrating the colorful history of Castle Clinton, including how it has served as a fort, entertainment center, immigration depot and aquarium. Read more

    NYC-ARTS · July 11, 2012
  • MetroFocus

    One of NYC's most multi-functional landmarks, serving multiple roles: a fort, America's first immigration station (before Ellis Island), a beer garden, theater, public aquarium & a national monument. Read more

    MetroFocus · April 10, 2012
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Named after Mayor Dewitt Clinton, the castle was constructed in the early 1800s to protect New York from attacking British Forces, and later served as one of America's first immigration stations.

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 2, 2012
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Last of 5 forts built in NYC for War of 1812. Erected by students of Columbia University. Site of NY Aquarium until 1941. Now host to ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. More info avail via our blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 5, 2011
  • Tim v.

    Remember to look up from inside the courtyard. The skyline feels really strange from in there.

    Tim van Altena · June 6, 2011
  • Emily D.

    If taking a ferry to Statue make sure you have no type of weapon (Swiss army knife incl.) random searches Also no big backpacks. Avg school bag size is fine.

    Emily Dawn · May 8, 2011
  • gillian f.

    River to River Festival concerts here are wonderful!

    gillian fallon · July 8, 2010
  • Marcello Pereira

    Lugar fantástico ! Tire bastante fotos !

    Marcello Pereira · September 21, 2015
  • Vicente M.

    Lugar donde se compran o canjean las entradas para el Ferry hasta Liberty Island.

    Vicente Martinez · September 12, 2015
  • Isabel V.

    Aqui se compran los tickets para Ellis Island y la estatua de la libertad

    Isabel Valero · September 7, 2015
  • Alexei L.

    Очень маленький, можно сказать уютный

    Alexei Leskin · February 17, 2015
  • Julio Cesar D.

    Aquí compras los boletos

    Julio Cesar D-G · January 2, 2014
  • Fabio M.

    File per fare il biglietto per la statua della libertà e file per prendere il battello..

    Fabio Malta · October 5, 2012

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