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Castle Clinton National Monument

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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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26 Wall St, Battery Park, New York City, NY 10005-1996
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this had some interesting things to see. I especially enjoyed the "time lapse" display of how the castle has changed. But, there is a lot to see elsewhere in the city, so I wouldn't plan on this taking too long.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

This old castle was an immigration centre ages ago and of historical significance. It’s main significance now is that it’s the place to buy ferry tickets to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Worth a very quick look.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

This national park is located next to the line to get to the Statue of Liberty. It’s worth wandering through but there were a lot of roped off areas. If it’s hot there is a good amount of shade. Kids will find it boring most...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Whilst booking some tickets for the ferry had time to wonder around this place, which is steeped in history. It is something that you wouldn't expect as it doesn't fit into its surroundings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

You can collect your Statue of Liberty cruise tickets from here, so it’s worth spending a few minutes looking around. Nice old castle with a bit of military and immigration history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

A really historical castle and great for a brief view and a wonder around if in the area. I wouldn’t purposefully visit if in a tight timeline.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

9 million immigrants were processed through this area. Such a historical site. Now it's just the launch place for the statue of liberty.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into Castle Clinton on the way to Statue of Liberty. They sell tickets to the Statue of Liberty there and you can also visit some of the rooms about the history of Kelso Clinton. This is a fun visit and it doesn’t cost anything....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This National Monument in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan has a history of eclectic uses. I stopped by because it currently looks like a small fort, which turned out to be its original purpose when the structure went up before the War...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Bonus national monument right by Liberty cruise boat departure quay. Make an extra 45 mins to visit the sandstone fort at the tip of Battery park. Apparently, renamed Castle Clinton after DeWitt Clinton former mayor

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 19, 2019|
Response from sdickey024 | Reviewed this property |
20-30 min tops. If you stop and read everything. It’s very small.
February 2, 2017|
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Response from Ran120 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about a level block. Nice park area.
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September 18, 2016|
Response from IslandzGirl | Reviewed this property |
We took Via there (similar to Lyft or Uber but less expensive). However the Bowling Green Metro stop is close by and several bus stops are close by also. Depends on where you are coming from.