Castle Clinton National Monument

Historic Site, Landmark
Battery Pl
New York, NY 10004



  • 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.
  • 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
  • Before Ellis Island, immigrants went to Castle Clinton, America's first immigration station, that also used to be an aquarium.
  • Did you know before Ellis Island, Castle Clinton served as the Countrys first immigration center.
  • Aqu compras los boletos
  • 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.
  • Remember to look up from inside the courtyard. The skyline feels really strange from in there.
  • 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.
  • Ticket office for the Statue of Liberty
  • Views are very good and super awesome as well indeed
  • 1. It is round. 2. The only legit S o L tickets. 3. Free restrooms.
  • This is where you get tickets to the fairy. Book your tickets online to avoid the long wait.
  • 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.
  • 8:30 presentar el abono en la librera 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
  • Very Nice!!!
  • Neat piece of history!
  • Built in the 1800s to protect New York from attack by the British.
  • Doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is very interesting.
  • Helpful park rangers
  • Lugar fantstico ! Tire bastante fotos !

Nearby places

Liberty Island
Battery Pl (at State St)
Liberty Island