Battery Park 2.3 rating

  Nature and Parks

Battery Park is a green space along the New York Harbor at the southern tip of Manhattan, from where ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart. Named for the artillery batteries which were installed here to protect New York when it was under Dutch and British rule, it is today a popular picnic spot with several facilities and activities. There are playgrounds, pools, art installations, workshops, fitness programs, performances and summer concerts, with several events specifically aimed at children. Walk around to see the monument to ‘The Immigrants’, Admiral George Dewey Memorial, New York Korean War Veterans Memorial, American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, Coast Guard Memorial and several other commemorative monuments. Castle Clinton, which was constructed as a fort to protect the city in the lead-up to the War of 1812, is now a small museum.



About Battery Park

 New York, NY, United States

 Nearest Transit: South Ferry (Lines: 1,9)

Battery Park and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange(0.7 km)
A historic site, not least because of the Black Thursday crash of the Exchange on 24 October 1929 and the subsequent sell-off panic which started on Black Tuesday, 29 October, precipitating the worldwide Great Depression of the early 1930s.

23 Wall Street

23 Wall Street(0.7 km)
Located across from the Stock Exchange is this imposing office building which was constructed in 1914 and served as the headquarters of JP Morgan.

Trump Building

Trump Building(0.7 km)
A very impressive skyscraper which was completed in 1930 and surpassed the height of the nearby Woolworth Building, making it the tallest building in the world until the Chrysler Building was completed just a month later (which in turn lost that title to the Empire State Building less than a year later).

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian(0.3 km)
Housed in the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, this Smithsonian museum is the New York branch of the National Museum of the American Indian (the other branches are in Washington, D.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge(1.7 km)
From its intersection with Park Row (just east of City Hall) you can walk (takes about 20-30 minutes each way), bike, or drive across the historic and iconic bridge to Brooklyn.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church(0.7 km)
An Episcopalian (Anglican) church and parish was first established on this site in 1697 under charter by King William III.

Federal Hall

Federal Hall(0.7 km)
On this site on April 30, 1789, George Washington stood on a balcony overlooking Wall Street and was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building(1.2 km)
One of the oldest and most famous of New York's skyscrapers (dubbed the 'Cathedral of Commerce'), the neo-Gothic Woolworth Building was completed in 1913 and was the world's tallest building until 1930.

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