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Fort Wadsworth

Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Historic fort guarding the Verrazano Narrows into New York Harbor. Now run by the NPS, tours and special events are offered, including lantern tours. Below the Fort is a beautiful beach with views to Sandy Hook, NJ and the old quarantine islands for arriving immigrants....More

Thank Noel F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Imagine what it was like during the revolutionary war as the port was protected against the Brits or Yanks? Check local history! Nice grounds and a bit of history. The goats were m.i.a. I went last year and there were goats...More

Thank ISIndy8
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The for has some great views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It's a nice place to walk around and view the fort.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Traveled here with two young children, ages 3-4. From the bottom of the Fort we took the "right" path up which there's was a small park the kids loved. Continued to the top and enjoyed lunch with an amazing view. Saw a deer, which the...More

Thank JadeEstevez1
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The recently redone visitor center is informative, with a look into the fort itself. Men's bathroom has changing table, although it's chest-high (I prefer between chest and waist height.) Easy parking, helpful map provided. Great views from overlook. Easy NPS passport stamp to obtain. Recommend,...More

1  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The self-guided walking tour from the Visitor Center requires about 40 minutes. You can take some great photos of the bridge and the fortifications and the Manhattan skyline and the big ships leaving New York harbor. The museum in the visitor center has some excellent...More

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

a hidden secret in SI- great park for running, biking, walking your dog-the views are amazing from the look out by the bridge!

Thank danacN301ZK
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This fortress that once guarded New York against external attacks. The buildings are off-limits to the public when we visited so all we could do was take pictures and read the information boards set up by the National Park Service, which highlight the history and...More

1  Thank gboi77
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

Thank dbwbear
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...More

Thank mariadA9113JG
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are buses that run between the two. You just need to find a bus that gets you back to the ferry during at your desired time. That is probably the cheaper way to do it. But if you don't mind spending a few more... 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.