It became an entertainment centre called Castle Garden in 1824, then an immigration depot. About 8 million people entered the USA through Castle Clinton between 1855 and 1890. Later it became an aquarium and now houses a museum, with a ticket office for Ellis and Liberty Island ferries.
It opens daily 8.30am-5pm with free admission.
In Battery Park is a statue of Giovanni da Verrazano, who sailed into New York Harbour in 1524, and the Netherland Memorial commemorating the exchange of beads ($24 worth) that purchased Manhattan from the Indians in 1626.
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