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Things to do in Battery Park

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Good place to start exploring the south side of Manhattan, the Financial District, Wall Street, and the likes. Came on winter so the trees are dry. Good view overlooking the ocean, on clear weather Liberty is looking good. Easy access to subway system and ferries to Ellis Island. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Park
“In the bottom tip of Manhattan, this park provides the best views of the Hudson River and the New York harbor featuring the Statue of Liberty. You can also hop on the ferry from here that will take you to the Statue of Liberty. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Liberty Enlightening the World "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Statue Cruises is the only provider authorized by the National Park Service to take visitors to the Statue of Liberty. Tickets may also be purchased at the ferry departure points in Battery Park in NYC.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the icon for NYC where all the immigrants docked when arrived after the war. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Hop on one of these boats for a memorable view of the city. They offer drinks and their sunset tours are not to be missed!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Address The Battery Date 1811 Where it gets its name From DeWitt Clinton, the early 19th-century mayor of New York City (as well as New York governor and failed Federalist presidential candidate). What it was before A fort called Southwest Battery, which had successive stints as an immigration holding center, the New York City Aquarium, a restaurant and opera house. Why it’s notable During the War of 1812, the fort—along with three others in the harbor—was heavily armed to protect against British naval advances. What it is now The curved, sandstone building down in the Battery is the place to depart for ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; the National Parks Service which operates Castle Clinton, runs brief guided tours of the building and its grounds. Fast fact Despite its active presence during wartime, no shots were ever fired from, or on, Castle Clinton. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“Circular fort from 1808-1811 & later an immigration center, now a small museum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
“Beautiful park for walking or exercising. This is where the ferry to see the statue of liberty leaves from. Great for sunset.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends