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?
Castle Clinton was very nearly destroyed in the 1940’s as part of a project to build a second Brooklyn bridge. The project was not stopped, but moved underground. Today the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel runs directly under the building.