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Fort Wadsworth

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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
staten Island, United States

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staten Island, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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 significance of the place. The place is not easily accessible, especially for those relying on... More 

Thank gboi77
Citrus Heights, California
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180 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 the batteries were available to tour. We plan to go again when we can spend... More 

Thank dbwbear
Staten Island
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 .

Thank loveblitz
Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

Thank Slooch
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3 reviews
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

Thank John A
Beijing, China
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rexxx
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Norma F
Staten Island, New York
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank TSD51

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