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Castle Clinton National Monument

Address: 26 Wall St., Battery Park, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212 344 7220
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Ranked #401 of 619 Attractions in New York City
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once serving as the United States Army headquarters during the War of 1812, this historical...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Encinitas, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Small fort that was used for immigration prior to Ellis Island. Also where you get tickets for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. Interesting.

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Boston
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567 reviews 567 reviews
98 attraction reviews
553 helpful votes 553 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was an unexpected pleasure to visit. I love the architecture and the history of this space. Very simple displays you can check out that explain what went on here. Really interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is sad. Despite its historical value, Castle Clinton is nothing but a ferry booth for the Statue of Liberty and a restroom facility inside its fort walls. When I asked the park ranger if we could explore the Castle without the intent of buying a ferry ticket, he gave us a strange look. After going inside, we understood why... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You have to go in here to pick up your tickets for the Liberty Island boat. I mostly wanted to have a quick look around, as I recognised it from the game Deus Ex. It was pretty cool, but not a lof of information about it.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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179 reviews 179 reviews
124 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If this place has such importance then it should give more information and be more special, however it did have some information and was cool to look at.

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Derby, CT
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved that this takes us back to the Revolutionary war period and it is the Gateway to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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northern Michigan
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24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was disappointing as they are still under construction. It seems like construction has been ongoing for a long time. This site actually has an interesting history and could be a destination in its own right. It was used as a intake facility for immigrants for many years before Ellis Island was built. Before that it was an important defensive... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The views from the banks of Hudson River are great with both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This is where you can catch a ferry ride to both of them. The Charging Bull is also within 1 block. The monument itself is nothing special.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is located at the tip of Battery Park and is actually where you buy your tickets for the Statue of Liberty. While they have a few panels explaining the history of Castle Clinton and give a few tours during the day on the hour, we were very disappointed with the site. Not much to see but a nice view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

When I found out that ticket pick up for Statue Cruises was inside Castle Clinton, I was very excited to see this famous defense post, the last of its kind. I was disappointed that there was just one small room with a couple of signs and outside there was a small section of wall and a cannon to view. This... More 

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