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Fitz Green Halleck

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Fitz-Greene Halleck

Fitz-Greene Halleck memorializes the 19th-century poet and essayist most known for his satirical and romantic verse. His was the first statue of an American in Central Park.

Fort Clinton

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Fort Clinton

Fort Clinton stands on a high, rocky overlook with sweeping views of the Harlem Meer and surrounding landscape. New Yorkers built a fort at this strategic spot during the War of 1812, fearing a British attack. The remains of the fortification serve as a scenic outlook with benches and an historic cannon and mortar.

Fort Fish

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Fort Fish

Today, the site of Fort Fish is a peaceful green field. Hundreds of years ago, it housed the largest and most heavily armed fort built in the area during the War of 1812. Americans feared a British attack and chose this spot for its rocky heights and vantage point over the Harlem Meer.

Fort Clinton

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Fort Landscapes Tour

Learn how the landscape just south of the Harlem Meer played a key role during the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Circle, a memorial plaza at the northwest corner of the Park, features an eight-foot bronze sculpture of Douglass, famed leader in the abolition movement, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, and statesman.

Giuseppe Mazzini

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Giuseppe Mazzini

Commissioned by a group of Italian-Americans, this bronze bust honors Giuseppe Mazzini, who shaped the modern state of Italy even during decades of exile. He was a philosopher, activist, and politician who campaigned ceaselessly to unify Italy as a republic of the people.

Johann C F Von Schiller

The German-American community donated this pensive bust of Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller, the first of Central Park's permanent monuments. Schiller was a German dramatist, historian, poet, and philosopher.

James Purroy Mitchel

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John Purroy Mitchel

Visitors who enter at Fifth Avenue and 90th Street will spot a striking memorial to John Purroy Mitchel. Mitchel was a reformer and politician who fought corruption as mayor of New York City from 1914-1917. He presided over the opening of the first water tunnel in 1917, which is why his memorial is by the Reservoir.

Jose De San Martin

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Jose de San Martin

José de San Martín commemorates the Argentine general whose military prowess is credited with helping Argentina, Chile, and Peru gain independence from Spanish rule. José de San Martín is shown here in a heroic mid-battle stance with his war horse rearing beneath him.

 Jose Julian Marti

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Jose Julian Marti

José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule. This larger-than-life statue shows the moment when a resolute Martí was mortally wounded in the 1895 battle at Dos Rios.