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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
+1 212-344-7220
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Kate G
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

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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

Thank jelico8
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

Thank franklange119
Reviewed July 5, 2018

There's a lot of history hiding around the lines for the Statue of Liberty ticket windows. Very informative exhibits and helpful staff - if you can find them. Son completed the Junior Ranger activity which was pretty involved. It was hot on the day we...More

Thank Tara W
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This monument is near the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and some other Battery Park area attractions like the Staten Island Ferry. It is worth taking a few minutes to read the displays that tell about its history and to view its construction. If...More

Thank James G
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This building has a rich history for New York City and is maintained by the National Park Service, but it was very hard to learn about and enjoy due to it being the center of Statue of Liberty Ticket sales. The area was overcrowded and...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This national monument is nothing more than a ticket booth for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Thank TheGoBird
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The actual caslte or battery may not be overly interesting but do pop in to watch the fascinating historical displays.

Thank Jonas A
Reviewed May 10, 2018

I cannot understand why a National Monument should be turned into a ticket office for tours to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This place was so busy with people queuing for tickets we just walked through, had a look at a couple of...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
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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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February 2, 2017|
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Response from Ran120 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a level block. Nice park area.
Pip O
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.