Castle Clinton National Monument


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Castle Clinton National Monument:

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park, 21 acres (8.5 hectares), southern tip of Manhattan island, New York City; site of former Dutch and English fortifications. Castle Clinton, a fort built in 1808 for the defense of New York harbor, was ceded to the city in 1823 and renamed Castle Garden.
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Castle Clinton National Monument

Address:Battery Park
New York, NY 10004

Phone:212-344-7220
Fax:212-825-6874
Web: www.nps.gov/cacl/
Size: 1 acre.
Established: Authorized on August 12, 1946.
Location:In Battery park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Self-guided tours, and ranger-led programs and tours.
Special Features:Built from 1808-1811, this structure served successively as a defense for New York harbor, a promenade and entertainment center, and an immigration depot through which more than 8 million people entered the United States from 1855 to 1890. From 1896 until 1941, it served as the New York City Aquarium and was one of the city's most popular attractions.

See other parks in New York.