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.

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Every Kid In A Park

The Every Kid in A Park program invites every 4th grade student to vist the National Parks during the 2015-2016 school year for free.

Castle Clinton in the 1800's

Artful Memories of Manhattans Vanguard

Although the former fortification has changed over time, its beauty and activities have been captured in drawings and photos.

Castle Clinton National Monument entrance

History as Diverse as New York City

An Amazing example of adaptive reuse Castle Clinton has changed with the times much like the city of New York.

Aerial view of Castle Clinton National Monument

Easy to Find...Even in New York

Castle Clinton is located in Battery park at the southern tip of Manhattan, and is accessible by car, bus, subway and ferry.

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