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Battery Park
Battery Park is a lush public space situated at the southern tip of Manhattan. The historic, 25-acre park includes gardens, a bike path, outdoor cafés, and a commemorative labyrinth. It's an ideal place for a stroll or picnic, and also serves as the gateway, via ferry terminal, to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Staten Island.

The Basics

Battery Park has a rich and diverse history. It's named after the artillery batteries once located on the site, and was the location of New York's first aquarium. Before Ellis Island opened in 1892, the park welcomed European newcomers to America. Today, Battery Park is a tranquil, delicately landscaped outdoor space that hosts summer events such as the River to River arts festival.

Harbor cruises and guided tours are a great value for visitors who want to visit the park and explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tickets can be purchased in advance, which is a good way to secure seats on busy summer weekends. Most group tours offer audio headsets for free, and some even provide bus transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • With memorials honoring soldiers that served in World War II and the Korean War, Battery Park is a must for history buffs.
  • Check the weather, since Battery Park is most fun when you can stroll and enjoy the unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Adventurous visitors can try helicopter tours, and romantics can opt for a dinner cruise.

How to Get There

Located at the very southern tip of Manhattan, Battery Park is situated between Bowling Green and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. It's best to visit the park by subway; take the 1 train to the South Ferry Station, the 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green, or the R or W train to Whitehall Street.

When to Get There
Battery Park is open year-round, but since most of the park's attractions are outside, visiting in spring, summer, or fall is best. Because of its seaside location, Battery Park is often windy and chilly in winter months. If you're visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, arrive in the morning.

The SeaGlass Carousel

The SeaGlass Carousel is the perfect place for kids to experience the magic of the ocean. On the aquarium-themed ride, children spin around atop multicolored, musical fish. The carousel is located inside a unique glass building and costs only a few dollars to ride. Open seven days a week, year-round, the carousel is even open on Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Address: New York 1004, USA
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Private NYC Bike Tour

Private NYC Bike Tour

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Tour the busy streets and eclectic neighborhoods of the Big Apple on this private bike tour. Your guide will usher you through the top attractions and major highlights and ensure you leave having explored it all!
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  • 8 hours
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

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Become a New York VIP for the day during this half-day sightseeing tour, including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street, and much more.
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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

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Skip the effort of exploring Lower and Midtown Manhattan on your own with this private walking tour. With a guide to lead the way and furnish you with historical tales, it’s an easier and more enlightening option than sightseeing alone. Hear stories of Alexander Hamilton, visit Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza; and then head uptown to see the Empire State, Grand Central, and lesser-known treasures many visitors miss.
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  • 5 hours
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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

Visit two of New York City’s essential districts in one day on a small-group combo tour of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. See where past and present collide as you learn about the city’s Dutch colonial roots layered under the economic powerhouse of Wall Street, and remember those lost at the 9/11 Memorial. Then head uptown to walk among landmark buildings like the Empire State Building and New York Public Library as you explore Midtown's architectural legacy.
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  • 5 hours
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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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From Dutch settlers to the international business hub of Wall Street, the story of Lower Manhattan is both central to New York's history and its current role as a global metropolis. Uncover the story of this historic stretch of the Big Apple with a small-group tour. From Bowling Green to Trinity Church, you can hear the history of the city, learn about the Founding Fathers, and address the tragic events of 9/11—all with a guide to lead the way.
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Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Lower Manhattan & Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Lower Manhattan is home to so many of New York City’s iconic sights that it can be hard to know where to begin. See the highlights in just hours with this private walking tour that takes you through the area’s history-making moments from Dutch colonial settlers to the birth of the New York Stock Exchange. Walk in the shadow of the modern skyscrapers and end at the 9/11 Memorial.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

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See Downtown Manhattan from a rare perspective on a bus tour that includes state–of–the–art virtual reality technology. As you cruise past top landmarks, your goggles take you back in time to important historical moments, from George Washington’s inauguration to Black Tuesday. When you’re not immersed in the VR scenes, your guide provides little–known facts about points of interest on the itinerary, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and One World Trade.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York Sunset Schooner Cruise on the Hudson River

New York Sunset Schooner Cruise on the Hudson River

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Experience the magical sunset over New York City from the water on this evening cruise. Set sail along the Hudson River on a traditional 2-masted sailboat, the Schooner Adirondack, and admire views of landmarks such as the One World Trade Center, Battery Park, and the Statue of Liberty from the water. While on-board, enjoy an included drinks on deck.
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

New York City Sunset Sail to the Statue of Liberty

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Enjoy a more romantic cruise with views of New York City landmarks on this sunset sail, on a classic schooner. Bring your favorite person and hop aboard the sailboat for your adventure, where you can admire the views of NYC's skyline, and the buildings of Lower Manhattan. Sail onward toward Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, sip included champagne or cocktail, and take in the views of sunset light cast across the city.
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

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The architecture of NYC’s Financial District is some of the city’s most impressive and oldest, but if you explore alone you could miss out on some lesser-known and harder to find spots. Prebook this Lower Manhattan downtown walking tour, and go with a guide who knows the best ways around the busy city and what hidden gems to stop at. See everything from Wall Street to the Helmsley Building.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise

24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise

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Explore the best of New York City at your own pace aboard a hop-on hop-off bus through downtown and a cruise to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. You have 24 hours to see everything from Union Square to Greenwich Village, Freedom Tower, and Little Italy, with stops at New York City’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Fun Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Energetic University Students

Fun Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Energetic University Students

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Eliminate the hassle of navigating on your own by meeting your guide in Lower Manhattan at Battery Park, where you skip long lines for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands. On your small-group walking tour, enjoy the full attention of your guide and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. Cap the tour with sweeping skyline views on the ferry back to Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
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New York Harbor Jet Ski Tour

New York Harbor Jet Ski Tour

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New York City’s streets can be overrun with city dwellers and travelers alike, making it hard to catch views of top attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. This New York Harbor Jet Ski tour makes seeing these sights (and others) easier than ever by taking you on the water from Rockaway Beach to Manhattan. Plus, your guide knows the massive harbor well, so you won’t get lost.
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  • 4 hours
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Private New York City Historic Downtown and Wall Street Walking Tour Including 911 Memorial

Private New York City Historic Downtown and Wall Street Walking Tour Including 911 Memorial

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See downtown Manhattan with ease and efficiency on a private walking tour that hits the area’s top landmarks, including Battery Park, Wall Street, Alexander Hamilton’s gravesite, and the 9/11 Memorial. The private tour ensures the full and undivided attention of your guide, whose presence allows you to absorb the sights without the stress of navigating on your own.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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