Castle Clinton National Monument, New York City

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  • 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, ...  more »
  • The toilets and the point of sale for Miss Liberty Island are located here. Also the Castel is not much larger. From the outside beautiful to look at, not worth seeing from the inside.
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  • Ancient castle or rather small Fort where residian a group of batteries for the defense of the city from NYC during the wars of independence. Today is a reconstruction of historical where you can take out and removed (I recommend booking online if you want to go to the Crown of the statue of liberty) tickets for the ferry to the statue. There is a small store to merchandising and ends up being a technical stop for the tour itself.
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  • Awesome historic military site. Well worth the wait. A must see if in lower Manhattan / Battery Park area. A lot of interpretative signage and a very interesting and impressive structure. You can almost feel the antiquity.
  • This place is kind of cool because it's so historic. The park "Battery park" is literally named because of this. This structure was known as "The Battery" and used to be located in the Manhattan harbor and served as a way to defend if there was ever a battle. The water used to start where "Fort Amsterdam" (now the Native American Museum) is located so Battery park is full of history and is mostly a man made area as it used to be part of the harbour. I'd recommend a stop here and if you want to learn more about the first people to arrive on Manhattan and the small village they made search on google for "The Castello Plan"
  • Castle Clinton is neither a castle or a Clinton. It is actually a cannon battery that protected New York Harbor and is now used as a jumping off point for tours to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The cannon battery is the origin of the name Battery Park. If you pre-purchased tickets for the ferry, you can skip the payment lines and head right to Will Call. Ignore the hawkers in the park trying to get you to purchase tickets for the ferry, Castle Clinton is the ONLY place to buy tickets. Don't get fooled!
  • Stunning scenery. Beautiful view of the Bay area. Grounds are kept clean. A great place to visit with family and friends! Great place for children to go to the amusement park area also.
  • Don't get confused with the word "castle" in it's name. Located in the middle of battery park, it basically serves as the ticket counter for statue of Liberty and Ellis island tours. It's a ruined headquarter of U.S army with some self explanatory pictures and boards. the explanations are interesting and enjoyable. But nothing special to include it as a individual place of visit. it has a free entry and it merely takes 10-15 minutes to walk around the castle.

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