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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)
“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 yesterday 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 28 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
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 5 August 2017

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
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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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.