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Castle Clinton National Monument

26 Wall St., Battery Park, New York City, NY 10004 (Financial District)
212 344 7220
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Ranked #610 of 855 Attractions in New York City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
122 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Winter Haven, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is where you pick up your tickets to the Statue of Liberty. We look around the are but there was not much it see. You do need to watch out for the people in the park who try to sell you things, the art cost little but the cheap frames cost a lot.

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New York City, New York
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350 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

There isn't to much to see of Castle Clinton. If you are in Battery Park for another reason, you might walk right up to it and hardly notice it. If you are going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the ticket office is in the outside section of Castle Clinton. It is a remnant of America's Revolutionary War... More

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