New York Castle Clinton National Monument map and highlights

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New York Castle Clinton National Monument map and highlights

Map of Castle Clinton National Monument in New York city
Castle Clinton National Monument. Basic information for visitors to the Castle Clinton National Monument In New York City.     
Castle Clinton National Monument     
In New York City     
The site preserves the fort built between 1807 and 1811 to  defend New York City during the War of 1812. In 1815 the Southwest  Battery, constructed on the rocks off the tip of Manhattan, was renamed  Castle Clinton in honor of DeWitt Clinton, mayor of New York City. The  fort later became a restaurant and entertainment center, opera house and  theater, an immigrant-landing depot where 8 million people entered the  United States, and finally the New York City Aquarium. It closed in  1941. The monument was authorized on August 12, 1946.
      
WHAT TO SEE & DO     
Self- and ranger-guided tours of the site. Facilities: Museum,  building. Bookstore, ticket booth for ferries to Liberty Island and  Ellis Island. Programs & Events: Ranger-led programs and tours.  Concert series (Thurs., July-lst Thurs. in Aug.). Tips & Hints: Use  mass transit. Plan on 25 minutes to tour site. Busiest July and Aug. and  late Nov.-late Dec, least crowded Jan. and Feb.
      
FEES & HOURS     
Free. Monument open daily 8:30-5.
      
HOW TO GET THERE     
The monument is in Battery Park at the southern tip of  Manhattan. Public transportation is recommended. The west-side 1 and 9  subway trains stop at South Ferry station in Battery Park. The east-side  4 and 5 subway trains stop at Bowling Green station adjacent to Battery  Park. The crosstown N and R subway trains stop at Whitehall St. station  adjacent to Battery Park. Frequent bus service to South Ferry is  provided by route M-6, which operates daily on Broadway; route M-l,  which operates weekdays on 5th Ave., Park Ave., and Broadway; and by  route M-15, which operates daily on 2nd Ave. Closest airports: JFK and  La-Guardia (New York); Newark (New Jersey).
      
CONTACT     
Castle Clinton National Monument (26 Wall St., New York, NY 10005, tel. 212/344-7220,).
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