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Castle Clinton National Monument

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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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26 Wall St, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
Financial District
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can collect your Statue of Liberty cruise tickets from here, so it’s worth spending a few minutes looking around. Nice old castle with a bit of military and immigration history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really historical castle and great for a brief view and a wonder around if in the area. I wouldn’t purposefully visit if in a tight timeline.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

9 million immigrants were processed through this area. Such a historical site. Now it's just the launch place for the statue of liberty.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into Castle Clinton on the way to Statue of Liberty. They sell tickets to the Statue of Liberty there and you can also visit some of the rooms about the history of Kelso Clinton. This is a fun visit and it doesn’t cost anything....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This National Monument in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan has a history of eclectic uses. I stopped by because it currently looks like a small fort, which turned out to be its original purpose when the structure went up before the War...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Bonus national monument right by Liberty cruise boat departure quay. Make an extra 45 mins to visit the sandstone fort at the tip of Battery park. Apparently, renamed Castle Clinton after DeWitt Clinton former mayor

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Not necessarily worth a trip alone, but a nice stop along Battery Park. There’s a small exhibit and gift shop showing its history. It’s also where you buy tickets to the Statue of Liberty, so it’s easy to incorporate to an itinerary.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Our tour guide was Owen and he was the absolute man. He knew everything there was to know about this tour he kept it interesting and had a good balance of teaching some things and enjoying yourself. We went while it rained a little which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Wandering around NYC we made it to the south portion and Battery Park and noticed Castle Clintion National Monument. It was free to look around so my teenaged son and I did. It is open 7 days a week 7:45 am until 5:00 pm. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Castle Clinton has a rich history, but visitors should be aware that it serves more as a ticket window to the Statue of Liberty and other sites. If you are visiting the Statue, yes take a few minutes and look around (that is all it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 2, 2017|
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Response from Ran120 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a level block. Nice park area.
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September 18, 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.