Fees & Reservations
Castle Clinton National Monument does not charge an admission fee.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call (212) 344-7220 and speak with a Ranger to book a group visit. A two-week advance notice is necessary. Voice mail messages cannot be used for confirmation.
There is a fee for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Please contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-LADY TIX (1-877-523-9849).
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.