Battery Park - New York City

Located at the tip of Manhattan along the Hudson River, the Battery is one of New York City's oldest public open spaces. The Dutch landed here in 1623. The first "battery" of cannons was erected here to defend New Amsterdam.

Castle Clinton was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, Mayor of New York City. Although fully armed and staffed, it never fire upon an enemy. It later became Castle Garden entertainment center - was used as an opera house, an aquarium, and a processing center for more than 8 million immigrants. Castle Clinton was designated a national monument in 1946. It now serves as the ticketing location for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferries.

Ellis Island served as the immigration center for the country from 1892 until 1954. It is now a museum dedicated to the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass migration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Statue of Liberty a gift from the French in 1886 is one of the city's most famous landmarks and a "Must-See" for anyone visiting the city of New York.

The same Ferry goes to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Security can be tight getting on the ferry so be prepared for a bit of a wait.

Located in the Battery Park area is the Museum of Jewish Heritage which is a monument to victims of the Holocaust. Directly Across is the Skyscraper Museum. Nearby at the Customs House is the Museum of the American Indian. See the Battery Park Official Website.

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Map of this NYC neighborhood location

Our map of the Battery Park area in Manhattan includes directions, reviews as well as the location of popular sights and attractions  you can find nearby, including: Castle Clinton, Ellis Island, Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Skyscraper Museum, Museum of the American Indian, Customs House, American Merchant Mariners Memorial, SeaGlass Carousel.

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