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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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Walking around

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... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Rob P
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Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Rob P
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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.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I bring all out of town visitors to this park. You need your walking shoes to explore the grounds. We bought our lunch and ate at the highest point overlooking the city. We even saw the Queen Mary sailing from the NYC pier that day. It's a must see. We drove our car there it's free.

Thank Mary B
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a welcoming community. We found it very easy to get around walking and using the city bus system. The Navy Lodge serves the purpose well. Within walking distance to restaurants and bus stops all around. Clean community.

Thank 884lindav
Staten Island, New York, United States
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

For history buffs, Ft. Wadsworth goes back to Revolutionary days. Battery Weed is especially cool For tourists, the views of the Verrazano Bridge, and the NYC skyline are beautiful. Look up the schedule for walking tours ... well worth your time and shoe leather. For casual walking around, your choices include historic structures, bird-watching, a stroll on the beach, and... More 

Thank Carole K
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Ft. Wadsworth is a great place to visit and walk about. Some of the most spectacular views of NY harbor are here. There is a small museum of interest and within a short walk you are at the overlook gazing on the harbor, the ships and bridges of NY. Parking is plentiful and there is even a camp ground with... More 

Thank David M
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are great views and a lot of history, I have been to Fort Wadsworth several times and never has it been overly crowded which is really nice. It's a very peaceful and relaxing enviroment. I love to bring my guests from out of town to this spot and they always take the best pictures of the bridge. It's a... More 

Thank Nicole I
Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Fort is an underappreciated resource on the island. During migration seasons in the Spring and Fall, there is EXCEPTIONAL BIRDING here near the beach. In the summer, there is a campground that caters to Europeans seeking to stay in NYC on a budget. Great views of NYC from under the bridge. A real find. There is Revolutionary War history... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the place and the staff. A extended thanks to Patricia Rodriguez for her friendliness and help.

Thank Barb F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Staten Island. Enjoyed the short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Such a Beautiful Day!

Thank TheRealMrTibs

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