The Battery


American Merchant Mariners' Memorial

Commissioned by the American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, Inc., this memorial was conceived in 1976. In 1988, after an extensive competition, the artist Marisol… Read More

Coast Guard Memorial

What is this monument dedicated to? The monument, depicting an interracial three-figure group in which two soldiers in fatigues bearing rifles support a wounded… Read More

East Coast Memorial

Facing the Statue of Liberty across New York harbor, the East Coast Memorial is located at the southern end of Battery Park. This memorial honors the 4,601 missing… Read More

Giovanni Da Verrazzano Statue

This heroic sculpture of Italian explorer and navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485-1528) is by Ettore Ximenes (1855–1926) and was dedicated October 9, 1909.… Read More

Jewish Tercentenary Monument

This flagstaff, unveiled on May 20, 1955, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jewish settlers in New Amsterdam and North America. In… Read More

John Ambrose Statue

This monument honors engineer John Wolfe Ambrose (1838–1899) whose vision and persistence resulted in the deep sea channel to New York Harbor, which improved… Read More

John Ericsson Statue

This 1903 statue by Jonathan Scott Hartley (1845–1912) depicts the esteemed Swedish-American engineer and inventor John Ericsson (1803–1889), who helped to… Read More

Netherlands Monument

This monumental flagstaff commemorates the Dutch establishment of New Amsterdam and the seventeenth century European settlement which launched the modern metropolis of New… Read More

New York Korean War Veterans Memorial

This monument honors military personnel who served in the Korean War (1950-1953). The memorial, dedicated in 1991, was designed by Welsh-born artist Mac Adams (b.1943) and… Read More

Norwegian Veterans Monument

This monument honors the valiant sailors of the Norwegian merchant marines and navy who lost their lives in the cause of the Allies during World War II. Many of the… Read More

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