Built to keep people out; now welcomes millions in.
Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton stands where New York City began, and represents not only the city’s growth, but the growth of a nation. Initially intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, the fortification has transformed over the years to welcome theatergoers, immigrants, sightseers, and now, millions of visitors to New York Harbor.
Its history is as diverse as the city it is in.
An amazing example of adaptive reuse, Castle Clinton has changed with the times much like the City of New York.Read More
Artful memories of Manhattan's vanguard.
Although the former naval fortification has changed over time, its beauty and activities have been captured in drawings and photos.Read More
Easy to find...even in New York!
Castle Clinton is located in Battery Park at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, and is accessable by car, bus, subway, and ferry.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1986 Castle Clinton started hosting ticket sales for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This caused visitation to increase over 1000% making Castle Clinton one of the most visited National Park Service sites in the United States.