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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%
  • Average44%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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“ticket booth” (8 reviews)
“an aquarium” (5 reviews)
“castle garden” (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 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
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 8 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
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.

1  Thank salvatorecandiano
Reviewed 18 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
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
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A magnificent old Fort ruined as it has become the ticket office and bathrooms for those wishing to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. One room dedicated to the many transformations of the fort which has some old models and a little bit...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Located in Battery Park where everyone purchases Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tours. One of 5 Forts that protected the New York Harbor. It has history and if you take a few minutes to read the history its interesting. Their are Park Rangers but...More

Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This old fort has had an illustrious past as a fortification, port of entry for most emigrants to America arriving at New York and as an entertainment venue. You'd never know it by the shoddy, second-hand treatment it receives from the National Park Service. All...More

Thank NCLoggerheads
Financial District
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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2 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.