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Open Daily

When to Go:
Any day, weather permitting

Seasonal Information:
Open all year

Battery Park Quick Facts

  • Battery Park New York is located at the southern tip of Manhattan.
  • Battery Park NYC is a historic NYC sight, over 200 years old!
  • Battery Park New York City is free to the public

State St & Battery Pl
New York, US

Website: http://www.thebattery.org/

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Free to attend.

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Gina Hornung

Joined: November 2010


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Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Nice View of NY Harbor

During my stay in NYC, I was told that Battery Park is a great place to see the Statue of Liberty from land.  Although I had seen it on a couple of Harbor Line and Circle Line boat tours, I wanted to check out the view from the park as well.  As far as viewing the statue, this is not the place I would recommend, and the boat tours give a much closer look – the statue was tiny from Battery Park, and if this were my first attempt at seeing it, I would have been disappointed.  However, I had never been to Battery Park, so I wanted to check it out as well.

Battery Park is right on the water of the NY Harbor, near Chelsea Piers and there are remains of Castle Clinton, which is over 200 years old. Its original purpose was to protect NY Harbor during the war of 1812 and amazingly, a good portion of this circular barricade brick wall still stands tall. I’m not much of a history buff personally, but it was interesting to learn some NYC history.

This is also where you can catch a boat ride to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty, so it gives a nice view of the Harbor but it's not the most exciting place in NYC.

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Take a stroll through the historic Battery Park NYC, Facing the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty!

Located in


Financial District

This tour is FREE!

NYCTourist Travel Info

Features:  Battery Park New York is a 25-acre park in Manhattan's Financial District. Located alongside the New York Harbor, many NYC Tourists visit Battery Park before or after taking a ferry ride, as a two-in-one attraction. Battery Park was founded in 1855 and for over 200 years has been a popular water-side park at the southern tip of New York City.

Why We Go:  As one of the most historic landmarks and parks in the Big Apple, Battery Park NYC attracts tourists of all ages

  • Culture & History: Throughout its existence, Battery Park New York has stood through a lot. Clinton Castle is located at the north end of the park, which was used as U.S. defense in the war of 1812, and the Hope Garden is also located inside Battery Park NYC, which is a memorial to AIDS victims. Learn about Manhattan history when you visit Battery Park NYC!
  • Statue & Scenery: One of the perks of visiting Battery Park NYC is the surrounding area.  Located right on the edge of the New York Harbor, you can walk along the water, see the ferry and tour boats sailing by, and even spot the Statue of Liberty!
  • Free NYC Sight:  Not only can you visit Battery Park any day of the year, but it's always free to the public.  With all the expensive attractions NYC has to offer, it's always nice to find free things to do in New York!

Inside Knowledge:  Underneath Battery Park New York is the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel, connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn. 

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Pick a Warm Day: Since Battery Park New York is right on the water, it can be extra breezy.  We recommend visiting during the warmer months when the sun is out.
  • Do Take a Boat Ride: The New York Harbor at Battery Park NYC is the boarding location for many NY boat tours, where you can get the best views of the City skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  You can visit those sights as well!
  • Don't Forget Your Camera: It's likely you'll want to take photos at the historic Battery Park, as well as by the NY Harbor. The scenery here is perfect for a photo opp!
  • Don't Overlook Its Pop Culture Fame: Battery Park New York is featured in several films, shows and even some song lyrics! Some you may remember are Men In Black 3 (movie), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (movie), Beastie Boys' Open Letter to NYC (song) and David Bowie's New Killer Star (song.)