The Civil War in NYC

Although New York City never saw any major battles during the Civil War, it’s home to many significant historical sites from the era. From fortifications built to protect the harbor, to buildings nearly destroyed by the infamous draft riots, there are even a few places that you can still visit today. We’ve compiled a map of some of New York’s Civil War sites – check it out below and don’t miss the special rebroadcast of Ken Burns’ The Civil War all this week on THIRTEEN.

Further Reading:

Curbed | 13 Surviving Civil War Sites Across New York City

Untapped Cities | Military New York City

HistoryNet | Battlefields and Beyond: New York City