Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton National Monument

Historic and Protected Site and Monument
Financial District, New York
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    MetroFocus
    "... station (before Ellis Island), a beer garden, theater, public aquarium &..."(4 Tips)
    James C.
    "Is the place to get Statue of Liberty tickets."(2 Tips)
    HISTORY
    "... of 1812 against the British, Castle Clinton went on to serve a variety..."(3 Tips)
    Reagan B.
    "The tour with the ranger is worth doing."(2 Tips)
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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJanuary 7, 2013
    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.
  • NYC-ARTS
    NYC-ARTSJuly 11, 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
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusApril 10, 2012
    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
  • Reagan B.heart icon on user image
    Reagan BarbosaAugust 24, 2016
    The tour with the ranger is worth doing. Only takes about 30 minutes, and I learned a lot of interesting things, like why Battery Park is called Battery Park.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 5, 2011
    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
  • Dave L.heart icon on user image
    Dave LepkowskiAugust 23, 2018
    Views are very good and super awesome as well indeed
  • Ahn B.heart icon on user image
    Ahn BustamanteFebruary 2, 2017
    This is where you get tickets to the fairy. Book your tickets online to avoid the long wait.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannDecember 29, 2023
    Tons of history in this small place. Make sure you have your tickets for liberty in advance
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanJune 1, 2015
    Check out the free museum near the entrance. Also, they have public free cleanish bathrooms.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 2, 2012
    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.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KarpfJanuary 19, 2018
    1. It is round. 2. The only legit S o L tickets. 3. Free restrooms.
  • James C.heart icon on user image
    James CJune 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful view. Is the place to get Statue of Liberty tickets.
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Built in the 1800s to protect New York from attack by the British.
  • Paulette O.heart icon on user image
    Paulette OsborneDecember 17, 2015
    Doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is very interesting.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertOctober 8, 2014
    Did you know this used to be its own little island?
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesSeptember 28, 2012
    Did you know before Ellis Island, Castle Clinton served as the Country’s first immigration center. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesAugust 6, 2012
    Before Ellis Island, immigrants went to Castle Clinton, America's first immigration station, that also used to be an aquarium. Read more
  • Emily D.
    Emily DawnMay 8, 2011
    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.
  • Diana P.heart icon on user image
    Diana PardueJanuary 16, 2019
    Been here 100+ times
    Ticket office for the Statue of Liberty
  • Tim v.
    Tim van AltenaJune 6, 2011
    Remember to look up from inside the courtyard. The skyline feels really strange from in there.
  • Melissa M.heart icon on user image
    Melissa Michaud NishanJanuary 3, 2016
    Neat piece of history!
  • Roger S.heart icon on user image
    Roger SchonfeldNovember 25, 2015
    Helpful park rangers
  • Daniel B.heart icon on user image
    Daniel BuenoJuly 15, 2016
    Very Nice!!!
  • gillian f.
    gillian fallonJuly 8, 2010
    River to River Festival concerts here are wonderful!
  • Omar L.
    Omar LoggiaAugust 16, 2016
    8:30 presentar el abono en la librería de Eastern National dentro del Castle Clinton National Monument para que te den el billete para el ferry para la Estatua de la Libertad y Ellis Island
  • Isabel V.heart icon on user image
    Isabel ValeroSeptember 7, 2015
    Aqui se compran los tickets para Ellis Island y la estatua de la libertad
  • Marcello Pereiraheart icon on user image
    Marcello PereiraSeptember 21, 2015
    Lugar fantástico ! Tire bastante fotos !
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezSeptember 12, 2015
    Lugar donde se compran o canjean las entradas para el Ferry hasta Liberty Island.
  • Alexei L.heart icon on user image
    Alexei LeskinFebruary 17, 2015
    Очень маленький, можно сказать уютный
  • Fabio M.
    Fabio MaltaOctober 5, 2012
    File per fare il biglietto per la statua della libertà e file per prendere il battello..
  • Julio Cesar D.
    Julio Cesar D-GJanuary 2, 2014
    Aquí compras los boletos
  • Leon E.
    Leon Espitia February 15
    Deteriorado…
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