Permits & Reservations

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 for Castle Clinton National Monument
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:
  • distribution and/or sale of printed matter
  • religious services
  • public demonstrations or assemblies, etc.
  • collecting signatures for petitions
View and print the Special Use Permit Application for Castle Clinton National Monument

Commercial Filming/Photography Application Form
A permit is required for any filming or photography done by photojournalists and other members of the media within the boundary of Castle Clinton National Monument.
View and print the Application for a Commercial Filming/Photography Permit for Castle Clinton National Monument
For more information regarding special use, commercial filming, and/or short term leasing at Castle Clinton National Monument, contact the Business Management Program at (212) 825-6870.
Inquiries can also be made via e-mail to:
Application Process
To apply for a Permit, complete the form, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:
Castle Clinton National Monument
National Park Service
ATTN: Business Management Program

26 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Please make check or money order payable to the "National Park Service". Note that this is only an application form. A permit form will be sent to you as soon as we approve your proposed activity. No Special Use Permit is valid until signed by the Superintendent or other authorized federal official. Please be advised that additional fees maybe assessed, depending upon the nature of the activity.
Please note: No permit is valid until signed by the Superintendent or authorized federal official.
Tour Reservations
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: August 28, 2019

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