Castle Clinton was built between 1807 and 1809, as a fort to keep out the British invasion in 1812. It was made a national monument in 1950 and open to the public in 1975. Today, it’s a place to buy tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Trinity Church, Skyscraper Museum, Battery Park City, Federal Hall National Memorial, and Bowling Green Bull.
You can buy a ferry ticket at Castle Clinton in Battery Park (boarding is first-come, first served basis. To avoid big lines during the spring and summer – get there early. For advance tickets and where to take the Ferry – Click Here
The statue of “The Immigrants” was sculpted by Luis Sanguino, donated by Samuel Rudin (1896–1975) and installed near Castle Clinton in Battery Park as a memorial to his parents.
Location: Battery Park by the New York Harbor