Park Area at a Glance:
city's first promenade, the Battery is located at the
very southern tip of Manhattan and is named for the artillery
battery that helped protect New York Harbor during early
Dutch and English colonial days.
Battery Park remains a focal point for many visitors as
a main embarkation point for excursions across the Harbor
to see the Statue
of Liberty and Ellis Island.
here, also don't miss a tour of Castle Clinton, an important
part of the Battery's early 19th century defenses and
now a national monument.
nearby is the Staten Island Ferry terminal - a true New
York bargain - offering free boat rides across the harbor
to the outer New York City borough and featuring close-up
views of the Statue of Liberty, as well as spectacular
views of the downtown New York skyline on the return trip.
Park by Train: Take the 1 train to the South Ferry station,
4 or 5 train to the Bowling Green station or R/W train to
the Whitehall Street station.
Park by Bus: Take the M15 "South Ferry" bus
from the East Side or the M6 bus from West Side originating
at 57th Street.
see -> South
Street Seaport Photos, Directions