Planning a trip to lower Manhattan? Castle Clinton National Monument is open 7 days a week 7:45AM until 5:00PM. It is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Castle is located at the southern end of Battery Park along the water's edge. Ranger guided tours are offered every day. The schedule is posted on the door of the Castle Clinton Exhibit. There is also a Junior Ranger program available. Educational tours are available for school groups.
Castle Clinton is the starting point for the ferries to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you are visiting the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island be advised you must go through airport style security. Prohibited items include: Knives, multi-tools, mace, scooter, skateboards, and musical instruments. Please be advised that National Park Service Rangers at Castle Clinton cannot hold items that are forbidden on the ferries to Statue of Liberty NM and Ellis Island.
Tickets can be purchased on site or in advance at www.statuecruises.com or via phone at 877-LADY-TIX (877-523-9849).