Castle Garden

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. It is perhaps best remembered as America’s first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), where more than 8 million people arrived in the U.S. from 1855 to 1890. Over its active life, it has also functioned as a beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and finally today as a national monument.

Castle Clinton in Battery Park

name: Castle Clinton National Monument (formerly Castle Garden)

 

built: 1808

architect: John McComb, Jr.; U.S. War Department

 

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Immigrants at Castle Garden

Immigrants at Castle Garden

Castle Garden, ca 1880 (lower left)

Castle Garden, ca 1880 (lower left)

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