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Fort Wadsworth

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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the...

This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.

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Harbor Defenses Civil War-WWII. Must see for history buffs.

Harbor defenses for New York Harbor. Got a special tour of the fort with a National Parks guide. It was well-worth visiting. The photo opportunities are endless as you get a view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Citrus Heights, California

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harbor defenses for New York Harbor. Got a special tour of the fort with a National Parks guide. It was well-worth visiting. The photo opportunities are endless as you get a view over the harbor to New York and New Jersey. We wish more of the batteries were available to tour. We plan to go again when we can spend... More 

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on several tours at the Fort at various times and find them to be quite interesting. Both the Fort and adjacent Battery Weed are historical landmarks which were obsolete by the time new armaments were installed such as the cannons. Tours take you through various parts of the Fort; the parade grounds, magazine storage facilities, etc. It... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to visit so many interesting things to see at the fort. It really makes you think of all the battles that have taken place .

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a military history buff. We focued on Battery Weed, one of a pair of fortresses on opposite sides of the Narrows guarding New York Harbor. It's an eerie strucure, a castle hollowed out in back and lined with gun emplacements so that any enemy ship would have to run the gantlet of fire from both sides. It's beautiful.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bring a camera. From the overlook, you can get GREAT pictures of the Narrows, the Verrazano bridge, and the inside of the fort. Fort Wadsworth was first used during the Revolutionary War, and one of the oldest military structures in the US

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I've seen the fort from the Verrazano Bridge and decided to drop in to see if it would be worth while to take Scouts to. It appeared that theNational Park Visitor Center wasn't yet open to the public - soon I hope. And the information signs were not plentiful. By April/May 2017 I hope it will be ready to visit... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a lovely park on the north shore of Staten Island , the park is closed at dusk and there are no lights but during the day the views of Manhattan and Verrazano bridge are amazing here. I took the staten island ferry and afterwards a bus line with the metrocard (15/20 minutes) just outside the ferry port.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great view of NY Harbor, Manhattan skyline, and Brooklyn. Easy location from the Verrazano Bridge. Interesting place to visit and relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Offers nice walking paths and great scenery. Has hills that may be steep for some people. Good points for taking pictures. Information stations offer a glimpse into history of the fort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Inside the grounds of Fort Wadsworth sits Fort Tompkins, overlooking the harbor and Battery Weed underneath it. It's equal parts historic, architecturally stunning and creepy. We recently went to a special program there hosted by the Alice Austen House and it was s great venue.

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