Visit two of the world’s most recognized New York landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island—on a ferry from The Battery, the birthplace of New York City.
Statue Cruises offers daily ferries from The Battery to these national monuments. Before or after your cruise, explore The Battery’s perennial gardens, take a ride on the SeaGlass Carousel, or enjoy a meal or beverage from one of our on-site cafes. Purchase tickets online or inside Castle Clinton National Monument. While there, be sure to visit The Exhibit Room to see the transformation of the park and Castle over the past 200 years.
From 1855 to 1890, the State of New York processed immigrants at Castle Garden Emigrant Depot in The Battery. Eight million immigrants came through Castle Garden between 1855 and 1890, and 12 million came through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. The United States government took over responsibility for immigration and began construction of an immigration depot on Ellis Island in 1891.
Peter Minuit Plaza has many roles: park, transportation hub, and New York’s point of origin. Stroll through the scenic plaza to board the free Staten Island Ferry.Learn More
195,000 square feet of perennial gardens, free to the public. Relax and engage with nature. Be energized by the beauty and tranquility of these magnificent gardens.Learn More
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