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Castle Clinton National Monument

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Address: 26 Wall St., Battery Park, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 212 344 7220
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Description: Once serving as the United States Army headquarters during the War of...
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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I was visiting the 9/11 memorial and this was about a 10 min walk. The fort itself was a pretty cool structure, and the uses it has had throughout its history is fascinating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Evanston, Illinois

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I was visiting the 9/11 memorial and this was about a 10 min walk. The fort itself was a pretty cool structure, and the uses it has had throughout its history is fascinating. However, the inside was pretty much a ticket booth for the Statue of Liberty. I love learning about historical sites, but inside there were only 1 or... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There's really not much of interest here, unless you happen to be looking to buy tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty. The structure is nice enough, but more could be done to make it more attractive. And perhaps consider selling the tickets to the Statue of Liberty somewhere else.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped by this National Monument while looking to purchase tickets for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Being the Memorial Day Weekend, there were lines, more lines, and then more lines. However, nobody was at the monument. Instead, they were all buying tickets. Castle Clinton is very interesting inside and out. Inside it contains a historic exhibit of changes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Castle Clinton sits in Battery Park, formerly some sort of artillery defense for New York in its past (1812 I think?). From a distance it looks like a round rotunda with a typical castle-like top, all in brownstone. When you enter you will find long lines, but almost none with any interest in actually seeing Castle Clinton, instead most people... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Castle Clinton is one I overlooked on my first visit to NYC but on my recent visit we decided to stop by. It is a great little exhibition giving a slice of history, great before hopping on the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Small, historic castle at departure area for Statue of Liberty provides a charming 15 minute history lesson about the changes of the uses for this structure over the last 200 years. A great treat before you set sail for Lady Liberty.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a must see for history lovers. The small exhibit gives a good summary of the history of the building. We were told to stop by the ranger office to ask for a tour. We didn't, but I wish now that we would have because my bet is that it would have been interesting and provided even more information... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So the Castle is undergoing a little renovation so there are parts of it that aren't accessible - but there is a neat junior ranger program the kids did (ask for a booklet at the ranger station) that both they and I learned a lot by completing - they also got a neat (and free) badge when they completed it.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Castle Clinton was built between 1808-1811 on the shores of Manhattan in effort to help protest a young and vulnerable America against British invasion. Considering the size and power of the nation today, it is interesting to think of a young America in more precarious times. You can do that when walking around the sandstone walls of Castle Clinton at... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Before embarking to see the famous Lady Liberty up close and personal, we bought our tickets at this symbolic monument. While the rest of the group was waiting in line, we explored this monument. Reading through the printed guide and the inscriptions placed on the wall, you could imagine that a decade ago this monument was the "lobby for New... More 

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Address: Address: 26 Wall St., Battery Park, New York City, NY 10004
Phone Number: 212 344 7220
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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