• Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton

    National Monument New York

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?

Aerial view of the Battery

Castle Clinton is approximately two blocks west of where Fort Amsterdam stood almost 400 years ago, when New York City was known by the Dutch name New Amsterdam.