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The old Fort looks over the Narrows and offers some good views. Not really mucho do, however... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter F
Staten Island, New York
Fort Hamilton is a good visit - IF you plan to get on the Fort/Army Base itself

Fort Hamilton is nice place to visit; when you've really run out of other choices. By all means... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Built after the War of 1812, the fort was designed to protect the port area between Brooklyn and Staten Island.
8302 Colonial Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old Fort looks over the Narrows and offers some good views. Not really mucho do, however, unless you have military id and want to shop in the commissary. The base has a nice Officer's clubs which hosts functions and weddings.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get on the installation as i6have a retired army ID card. The guard was very courteous and explained where I should go. Didn't see much, just the museum and did a little shopping at the exchange. Pleasant experience and the drive over from...More

Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Brooklyn officially observed Memorial Day with the 151st annual parade on May 28 in Bay Ridge/Ft. Hamilton, its home for the past 3 decades. Lt. General Robert Caslen, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was Grand Marshal. Among the marchers were enlisted...More

Thank Matt I
Reviewed 25 March 2018

First of all the Army Base is beautiful , but unfortunately the guards at the base are bullies. I honestly think that they give the wrong directions only to chastize people. I attended a party inside the base and was given instruction only to be...More

6  Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Call it Fort Hamilton or Bay Ridge; either is appropriate. My weekend stomping ground for decades before I moved here... terrific for living or visiting. Jog or walk along Shore Road which borders above Narrows Bay, enjoy the many restaurants & bars on 3RD Avenue...More

Thank Matt I
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fort Hamilton is nice place to visit; when you've really run out of other choices. By all means, go spend time there is you have family or friends living in the area. It has its own feel and its own vibe: Like every other section...More

4  Thank MTDigs
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great national park to visit off manhattan. Good running and history. Access to south beach boardwalk. Free parking.

2  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Here for a business meeting. Nice base with a lot of history within. Several places to experience history. Must pass through guarded access to gain entry. A part of Brooklyn not known. Unique but historic.

1  Thank ROB A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This museum Specializes in the battle of Brooklyn and the establishment of coast artillary installations defending the coastline of the United States. It has exhibits of military artifacts. The museum is open Tuesday's to Friday's 10am to 4pm. It is best to phone before visiting....More

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 7 April 2015

My family party made up of grandparents down to young children went to visit the fort and museum. Upon our arrival we made a wrong turn and were followed by guard car and told we needed to leave the military base for failing to follow...More

14  Thank Rocklandish
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24 August 2018|
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Response from Matt I | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, U.S. Armed Forces classes of supply go up to only X plus Miscellaneous; don't know what Ft. Hamilton supplies.
Tom L
20 December 2017|
Response from MTDigs | Reviewed this property |
Hi - Try the MTA site for a travel map. I think it's near the R train, but there's still a bit of a walk. A train to bus may bring you closer