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Castle Clinton

19th century fort in Battery Park

Nearby Attractions

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New York Stock Exchange
The world's most valuable stock exchange, trading billions of dollars daily.
Battery Park
This historic park on Manhattan's southern tip hosts a number of memorials and a rather special carousel.
Charging Bull
A guerilla installation following the 1987 stock market crash, the Charging Bull remains in the financial district as a symbol of energy, strength and unpredictability.
Bowling Green
Small park where a statue of George III used to reign over Lower Manhattan
Fraunces Tavern
The place where George Washington gave his farewell address after the Revolutionary War
Stone Street
A cobblestone street located in the Financial district, full of restaurants, pubs, and bars.

Related Tours

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with a Private Guide
See New York through a different perspective in a tour that takes you out to the islands in Upper Bay. With visits to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, you will be able to see New York from the perspective of so many of the immigrants who helped grow the wealth and history of the United States. 
 
  •  Visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island in just 3.5 hours, with tickets included
  •  Enjoy booked priority entry into the Liberty Island Ferry Screening Facility Queue in Battery Park.
  •  Sit back and relax as your local guide expertly navigates you between the islands’ must-see sights and best photo opportunities.
  •  See the Statue of Liberty up close, and learn of her remarkable story, as well as her significance to modern America. 
  •  Explore Ellis Island and the story of US immigration.
  •  Enjoy the breathtaking view over the Manhattan skyline from the water.
  •  End the tour on Ellis Island, where your tour guide will give you the option to return with him/her to battery park or to stay longer on the island and take the 15 min Ferry back to Battery park at a later time.
Please note that tour guides are not allowed to guide inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Your guide will give you full information on each island and then silently accompany you through the museums. He/she will be able to answer questions you may have but not actually “guide” you through the museums.
 
It is estimated that forty per cent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative's arrival to the US, through the port of New York and Ellis Island. At Ellis Island, you will discover the many extraordinary stories of families journeying to New York City since the earliest days of the United States' founding. At the museum, your expert local guide will talk you through some of the exhibits on display. 

You will also have time to properly enjoy the museum at your own pace, as you immerse yourself in a similar journey to that of a newly arrived person. You will be able to grab a bite to eat on the island, or alternatively, you may purchase some snacks on the ferry back to Manhattan.
 
You will begin your tour at Castle Clinton, a former Fort in Battery Park, where you will board the ferry to the famous Liberty Island. Along the way, you will learn about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty, as well as its significance to modern America. From here you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skylines and harbour. 
 
Boarding at Liberty Island, you will hear all about the fascinating history of the Liberty figure, and how this 100th birthday gift to America from France was shipped from Paris to New York, and finally unveiled after 10 years of construction in 1886.
Full Day Highlights of the Statue of Liberty and Downtown NYC
Explore the highlights of historic New York City on a full-day, private tour. On your private tour you will: 

  • Visit Liberty Island and Ellis Islands and the 9/11 Museum, with tickets included.
  • Enjoy booked priority entry into the Liberty Island Ferry Screening Facility Queue in Battery Park.
  • See the Statue of Liberty up close and learn of her remarkable story, as well as her significance to modern America. 
  • Explore Ellis Island and the story of US immigration.
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skyline from the water.
  •  Learn about New Amsterdam in the Historic District of New York, settled in 1624.
  • See several of the area’s highlights, including Trinity Church, Battery Park, the Charging Bull statue and Fearless Girl statue
  • Hear about the modern financial system, as designed by Alexander Hamilton, and see several of the area’s main sites, including the New York Stock Exchange (external) and the Federal Reserve Bank (external).
  • Visit the National 9/11 Memorial and see how the tragic events of 2001 are remembered.
  • Finish your tour at Ground Zero with entrance tickets to the 9/11Musem, where you will be able to explore the museum at your own pace. 
Please note that tour guides are not allowed to guide inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Your guide will give you full information on each island and then silently accompany you through the museums. He/she will be able to answer questions you may have but not actually “guide” you through the museums. 

You will begin your tour at Castle Clinton, a former Fort in Battery Park, where you will board the ferry to the famous Liberty Island. Along the way, you will learn about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty, as well as its significance to modern America. From here you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skylines and harbour. 

It is estimated that forty per cent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative's arrival to the US, through the port of New York and Ellis Island. 
 
Boarding at Liberty Island, you will hear all about the fascinating history of the Liberty figure, and how this 100th birthday gift to America from France was shipped from Paris to New York, and finally unveiled after 10 years of construction in 1886.

After lunch, your tour continues in the heart of Wall Street, where the history of New York City began as New Amsterdam in the early 1600s. As you make your way through Wall Street you will discover how an 18th-century street bazaar would eventually become a centre for global commerce. 

At the National 9/11 Memorial, your guide will share with you the history of the World Trade Center, discuss the tragic events of 9/11, and walk you through the Memorial’s design. The area is formerly known as 'Ground Zero' is now the site of a moving memorial and has indeed become an important historic landmark. Here your knowledgeable guide will tell you of the events leading up to the untimely destruction of the towers, as well as share some of the heart-wrenching stories of the families, survivors and 9/11 heroes. You will also visit St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived the 9/11 attack. 

Your tour finishes with entrance tickets to the 9/11 Museum. Your guide will take you to the queue, and give you your timed tickets before departing with you. Once inside the museum, you are free to explore the museum at your own pace.  

Private Full Day Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Midtown
Explore the highlights of historic New York City on a full-day, private tour. On your private tour you will: 

  • Visit Liberty Island and Ellis Island and the Top of the Rock, with tickets, including to each.
  •  Visit Liberty Island, Ellis Island and the 9/11 Museum, with tickets included.
  • Enjoy booked priority entry into the Liberty Island Ferry Screening Facility Queue in Battery Park.
  • See the Statue of Liberty up close and learn of her remarkable story, as well as her significance to modern America. 
  • Explore Ellis Island and the story of US immigration.
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skyline from the water.
  • Please note that for safety reasons tour guides are no longer allowed to guide inside the Immigration Museum
  • Take the metro and learn how to use the most popular public transport in the city led by your guide.
  • See the best of Midtown with a private guide. Stand in the centre of Times Square and explore the theatre district.
  • Admire some of Manhattan’s most beautiful Art Deco structures, like the Rockefeller building, and Lawrie’s statue of Atlas.
  • Walk Fifth Avenue to gaze at the world-famous window displays of Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Finish your tour with a visit to the Top of the Rock for views over the city, including the iconic Empire State Building. 
Please note that tour guides are not allowed to guide inside the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Your guide will give you full information on each island and then silently accompany you through the museums. He/she will be able to answer questions you may have but not actually “guide” you through the museums. 

You will begin your tour at Castle Clinton, a former Fort in Battery Park, where you will board the ferry to the famous Liberty Island. Along the way, you will learn about the remarkable history of the Statue of Liberty, as well as its significance to modern America. From here you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Manhattan skylines and harbour. 

It is estimated that forty per cent of the entire US population can trace at least one relative's arrival to the US, through the port of New York and Ellis Island.
 
Boarding at Liberty Island, you will hear all about the fascinating history of the Liberty figure, and how this 100th birthday gift to America from France was shipped from Paris to New York, and finally unveiled after 10 years of construction in 1886.

After lunch, your tour continues in the heart of bustling Midtown, where you will explore Grand Central Terminal, the most iconic transportation hub in the United States, with the beautiful celestial ceiling murals. Catch a perfect view of the gleaming spire of the Chrysler Building, another of New York's Art Deco masterpieces, explore the New York Public Library where you will meet the giant stone lions, and enjoy Bryant Park—a lovely green oasis in the heart of Midtown. You will then continue to the crossroads of the world —Times Square— to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and the myriad neon signs. Then your tour will finish in Rockefeller Plaza, where your guide will give you your tickets for the Rockefeller Observation deck and part with you. Cap off your day in the city with a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple. 
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