Castle Clinton National Monument, New York City

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  • The castle is such only from the outside. Inside, is a ticket with a bar and a gift shop. To avoid, unless you go (and recommend) to Ellis Island to see the statue of liberty.
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  • 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!!!  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Historical place which is well preserved. It does need more attention than statue of liberty. Both have their place in history.It's a cool location for a ticket office. The queues were not bad and the toilet wasn't filthy. The water to wash my hands was bitter cold
  • It looked like a cool little fort. Definitely a very interesting place, especially as it resides in a scenic park. It's also pretty busy as people line up for tickets to the Statue of Liberty here.
  • Castle Clinton memorial is a great way to look back on history. The monuments tell their stories of a time long past, but you can almost hear the canons explode and the soldiers hurried footsteps. Its a must go when in New York. I love it! And I live here!
  • It seemed to be getting used as a place to buy tickets to the ferry ride (I'm assuming, could have been to something else). This meant it was half packed with people just standing blocking the view of the castle. So, as far as ticket booths go, it's cool, but as an actual destination itself it's not all that enjoyable since there are a bunch of people packed in like sardines. If it wasn't a to ticket booth with would have walked around and looked at it longer and probably had a more positive review of it
  • Castle Clinton initially appears to be just the place to buy tickets for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, but I later learned that it was actually one of the original immigration ports of New York, even before Ellis opened in 1890. Personally, my ancestors immigrated over 30 years before Ellis Island was operational, and most likely came into America through Castle Clinton - very cool!

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