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National Park Service Rangers and costumed interpreters stand before the Star-Spangled Banner at a ceremony held in honor of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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Interested in Castle Clinton Educational Programs?

Castle Clinton sits at the southern tip of Manhattan in Battery Park, an area which has held forts for nearly 500 years. Ranger programs cover this diverse history of New York Harbor Defense as well as the many ways Castle Clinton has changed in the 200 years since it was built. Bring your class to Castle Clinton National Monument this school year - programs are available daily.


Please try to give at least two weeks notice for each reservation. Book by e-mail or by calling (212)-344-7220.

Students of all ages are welcome at the historic fort. However, please note that one chaperone is required for every ten children (under the age of 18).

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

4th Grade children get your FREE park pass

The Every Kid in a Park initiative invites every 4th grade student to visit a national park with his or her family, friends, and classmates during the 2015-2016 school year. This initiative is an important part of the National Park Service's 2016 Centennial celebration, which encourages everyone to Find Your Park. It will help us reach our Centennial goal, to connect with and create the next generation, of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. The long term goal of this initiative is to inspire, educate, and grow a new generation of environmental ambassadors and stewards, ready to preserve and protect our public lands.

To learn more visit Every Kid in a Park

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