Battery Park

Battery Park

Located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Battery Park is where the first Dutch settlers landed in 1623 and where a "battery" of cannons was erected to defend what was then called New Amsterdam. Since that... more

Located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Battery Park is where the first Dutch settlers landed in 1623 and where a "battery" of cannons was erected to defend what was then called New Amsterdam. Since that time, the area has been known as "The Battery" and is why the Park is so named. Battery park is one of New York City's oldest public open spaces, and encompasses 23 acres of waterfront parkland. The park's main attraction is Castle Clinton which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Although it was mostly demolished in 1941, it is now the beneficiary of an ongoing restoration project. If you are planning on visiting the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, the tickets for the Ferry may be purchased here. New to the Battery are the Gardens of Remembrance designed by renowned Dutch garden designer, Piet Oudolf. The Gardens pay tribute to those who perished on September 11th, 2001 as well as the the survivors of that day. Also continuing the expansion of Battery Park is the Staten Island Ferry-adjacent Peter Minuit Plaza, named after the man who bought the island of Manhattan for the Dutch, and its new open-air public space, ... more

Located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Battery Park is where the first Dutch settlers landed in 1623 and where a "battery" of cannons was erected to defend what was then called New Amsterdam. Since that time, the area has been known as "The Battery" and is why the Park is so named. Battery park is one of New York City's oldest public open spaces, and encompasses 23 acres of waterfront parkland.

The park's main attraction is Castle Clinton which was built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Although it was mostly demolished in 1941, it is now the beneficiary of an ongoing restoration project. If you are planning on visiting the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, the tickets for the Ferry may be purchased here.

New to the Battery are the Gardens of Remembrance designed by renowned Dutch garden designer, Piet Oudolf. The Gardens pay tribute to those who perished on September 11th, 2001 as well as the the survivors of that day. Also continuing the expansion of Battery Park is the Staten Island Ferry-adjacent Peter Minuit Plaza, named after the man who bought the island of Manhattan for the Dutch, and its new open-air public space, the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion.


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Battery Park
New York, NY 10038

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Admission And Tickets

Free

This Week's Hours

Dawn - 1am

Nearby Subway

  • to South Ferry -- 0.1

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