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Find a photograph of Manhattan taken from anywhere in or near the harbor. Whether the photo was taken from a ship, helicopter, or skyscraper, you'll begin to notice that Castle Clinton National Monument is one of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in a city full of recognizable landmarks. That's not to say Castle Clinton has always looked the same. Exploring the photo galleries collected on this website will give an impression of the many faces this structure has presented to New York over the last 200 years. Also check out one of our podcasts - each explores a moment in time of this ever-changing monument.
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.