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Fort Wadsworth

Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
+1 718-354-4500
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
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"coast guard"
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"beautiful place to visit"
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"awesome views"
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"great park"
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"lower manhattan"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

FT Wadsworth main attraction is the overlook and it's view is one of the best - it is run by national park service and the park is in dire need to some serious maintenance, It used to a be thriving place with a cafe/pub, basketball...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We went to Fort Wadsworth two days after completing the New York Marathon as we wanted to see what it looked like without 50,000 runners milling around waiting to run. It was an interesting place but had a deserted feel to it and it didn't...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A nice place to see the Verazano and the city from across the water. During certain times of the year you can take a tour of the ruins left over from preparation for war. Bunkers and old buildings are buried in the hillside and you...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fort on a Sunday and it was nice and peaceful. There are a number of Dramas and films that have been filmed around the Fort. It is a lovely venue as in a residential area so quite unique. The views over Manhattan...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is a large site with lots of chances to walk around the forts (and there are more than one) on the site. There is a great small museum before going on site, and this is worth the visit as it explains alot about how...More

1  Thank SarahJaneSharp
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The site was very beautiful and interesting to be there, but it was not possible to enter the fortress. Anyway the view was amazing to the New York harbor and the bridgre to Brooklyn. Neighborhood is also worth for having a walk around.

Thank pence30
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Weed Battery gives you an idea of what soldiering was like during the 1800's. It also shows the strategic importance of New York Harbour.

Thank majgrant
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Take a walk, bike, and enjoy the view. Throw down a blanket and take in the view. Grounds are kept clean. I feel safe exploring the grounds and love to sit right under the VERRAZANO Bridge. Taught my grandkids to ride their bikes at this...More

Thank NewYorkGemini
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Ft. Wadsworth is open and free to visit. You will enjoy the amazing views of the Verrazano Bridge, the harbor, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is well worth a stop.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Fort Wadsworth is a beautiful attraction in Staten Island. I went there for the first time on a class trip and was amazed. Great spot if you re interested in photography, as well as the local history. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jen D
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Jackie K
1 February 2016|
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From the Staten Island Ferry, in St. George, take the S51 to Fort Wadsworth. Only takes 10-15 minutes by bus. Return via same bus. Fort Wadsworth also connects to South Beach/FDR boardwalk through foot path or via same bus... More
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Response from Spvirgo | Reviewed this property |
check out the top 10 things to do instaten island , most of them are free and if you have kids are very entertaining.
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