Castle Clinton National Monument

Soldiers initially constructed New York Harbor's Castle Clinton National Monument to stop Great Britain from invading the country in 1812. The military gave the facility to New York City in 1823 and it was used as an entertainment complex. In 1855, the location became an immigration center welcoming over 8 million people during the next 34 years. Then, the area became the New York City Aquarium for the next 44 years until the aquarium moved to Coney Island. In 1975, it became a national monument and was restored to its former glory. 

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Castle Clinton National Monument

RVing is a great way to explore all the areas around New York Harbor has to offer. If you do not have an RV, it is easy to rent one from RVshare. 

RV Rentals Near Castle Clinton National Monument

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Castle Clinton National Monument

Learn more about the colorful history of Castle Clinton National Monument on a ranger-led, 20-minute tour. Concerts often happen on the lawn, so bring a blanket, and enjoy listening to the great music. This location is also a great place to catch the ferry. 

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How To Get To Castle Clinton National Monument

If you are going to visit Wall Street, it is easy to get to Castle Clinton National Monument on your same trip. Just go to the intersection of Wall Street and Water Street. Continue straight to get on State Street. Turn left on Peter Minuit Plaza and continue until you reach the monument in about 400 feet. 


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At the tip of Manhattan, Castle Clinton's location makes it a great place to visit on a New York City adventure. Take the guided tour to learn about this building's colorful past as a war fort, immigration center, and aquarium. You can find many things to do nearby. Consider bringing your RV and camping in one of the campgrounds located around New York Harbor. If you do not have an RV or choose to fly into the city, it is easy to rent an RV nearby with RVshare. You will find many different size choices. The rental agreement is easy to understand, and you will be covered by roadside assistance while you have the RV. Go ahead and treat yourself to this New York City adventure very soon.