Please call 212-344-7220 to discuss with a ranger the availability of these programs.
The History of the Castle
30 minute ranger guided tour of the history of Castle Clinton. Topics include its use as a fort, entertainment center, immigration depot, and aquarium.
Defending New York
Did you know that until recently, New York was one of the most heavily fortified cities in the United States? This park ranger guided program will illustrate the forts of the inner harbor and show that many of them still exist, although are being used for different purposes. the ranger will also discuss the importance of the harbor and why it was so well defended.
Did You Know?
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.