Castle Clinton is located in historic Battery Park. It is only directly accessible by foot, bicycle, or wheelchair. You cannot drive directly to the site. Local parking is nearly impossible to find and expensive. All public transportation options are located outside of Battery Park.
Bicycling is a fun way to see Manhattan. Castle Clinton is along the route of the NYC Cycling Map. Bikes are not permitted on the ferry to Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.Bike racks are provided at the front and back doors of Castle Clinton.
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.