Please be aware that Castle Clinton is undergoing renovations. Construction fencing and scaffolding have been erected at the exterior front and back door. The fencing obscures the view of the outside of the Castle. The interior parade grounds and the stage are free of obstructions except for barricades to the west of the Statue Cruises ticket window
A Special Use Permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than to the park or the public at large. Many of the events that require permits also require some degree of oversight from National Park Service staff.
View and print the Permit Instructions and Requirements
View and print the Safety Plan that must be submited with your application
View and print the Commercial Still Photography Permit Application
View and print the Special Use Permit Application
First Amendment Activities
We encourage citizens to exercise rights guaranteed by the Constitution. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect the public and park resources. Therefore, such First Amendment activities involving over 25 participants require Special Use Permits, and National Park Service staff may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Some examples are:
For more information regarding special use and/or short term leasing at Castle Clinton National Monument, contact the Business Management Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for a Permit, complete the form, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:
Castle Clinton National Monument
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, maximum size is 25 persons. Please call (212) 344-7220 and speak with a ranger to confirm a group reservation. A two-week advance notice is necessary. Voice mail messages cannot be used for confirmation.
Last updated: May 13, 2021