The Battery

Type: Attractions, Classes or Instruction, Cultural Venues, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Gardens, Great Views, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks, Public Spaces, Public Transportation, Relaxing, Romantic, Uniquely Here

Map / Directions 10Best Says

The 25-acre waterfront is the cradle of New York history, the front lawn of the Downtown district, and the hub of harbor access. The Battery is where New York City all started as the Dutch settlers...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Sunrise-Sunset

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Parks: "The Battery is the gateway to the Circle Line ferries that take you to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Other waterborne options: board a NY Water Taxi for a Manhattan sunset or hop a ferry to Staten Island, snatch a seat on the open deck."
  • Best for Parks Because: Close by The Battery: South Street Seaport, New York Stock Exchange, Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Skyscraper Museum.

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