• Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton

    National Monument New York

Be A Junior Ranger

Explore. Learn. Protect.

The National Park Service’s Junior Ranger program began in the 1960s and was adopted to help kids and their families explore and learn about their national parks, cultivating future generations of park stewards.

Participate in the Junior Ranger program at Castle Clinton National Monument, and learn about the early history of New York and America, and the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

Immigrants unloading baggage

Before Ellis Island went into service, Castle Clinton, then called Castle Garden, served as the country’s first immigration depot. Between 1855 and 1890 over 8 million immigrants were processed at Castle Garden.