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The Battery Park History

Wednesday June 7, 2017
For over 200 years, The Battery (Park) has been part of New York City's history. In 1855, Castle Garden, located inside the Park, became New York City's first immigrant depot. Decades before Ellis Island was built or the Statue of Liberty was looking on the onwards of migrants arriving at The Battery from Europe and elsewhere.

Although Battery Park role has changed, people from around the world still visit The Battery for a view of the city's past. Ferries dock at its shore to pick up visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and all summer long concerts play on its grounds.

Its beautiful waterfront and flower gardens make The Battery a lovely place to wander. For those who'd like a longer stroll, the park’s location at the southern tip of Manhattan makes it a classic starting point for walking tours through the city.
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