Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where do I buy the tickets for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry?
Answer: Inside Castle Clinton. The ticket kiosk is open from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM every day, except December 25. Please note that, during busy seasons, tickets often sell out early. For more information about purchasing ferry tickets, please contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-LADY-TIX (1-877-523-9849).
Question: Who is the "Clinton" in Castle Clinton?
Answer: No, it's not President Bill Clinton. It's Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York State. The fort was originally called the Southwest battery but was soon renamed in honor of New York's popular leader.
Did You Know?
Harry Houdini’s first steps on American soil took place at Castle Clinton. At the time the building was called Castle Garden and served as the country’s first immigration center.