Battery Park

1 Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10005- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Battery Park, at the s. tip of Manhattan Island, was the site of a fort established by the first Dutch settlers in 1624. The park affords views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. The East Coast War Memorial is inscribed with the names of American servicemen who died on the seas during World War II. “The Sphere,” a sculpture representing world peace, was salvaged from the World Trade Center debris. Visitors can climb aboard iridescent fish on the Seaglass Carousel. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).
Free. Carousel $5; free (ages 0-12 months).
Station: Bowling Green
Hours: Daily 24 hours. Seaglass Carousel daily 10-10 (weather permitting), Memorial Day-Labor Day; hours vary rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.