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Castle Clinton, New York

Castle Clinton - New York, New York
Castle Clinton
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004Map
Battery Park
+1 212 344 7220
Neighborhood: Battery Park City

In 1807, the city constructed this red circular castle offshore from Battery Park as a fortress designed to hold defense cannons. Workers gradually filled in the land, so it now appears as if it was always a part of Manhattan and the surrounding park. Later, it would serve as the immigration center for New York before Ellis Island took over that job. Today, it serves as a museum of New York City history.

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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/16/12
  Love the history in these old places !--jbhaydn  
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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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