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.

In times like these...
In times like these...

An important message from the National Park Service regarding peaceful assembly and participation.

Castle Clinton in the 1800's
Artful Memories of Manhattan's vanguard

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

Castle Clinton National Monument entrance
History as Diverse as New York City

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

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.

Last updated: April 8, 2024

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