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“A lovely "step back" in time”
Review of Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton
Ranked #109 of 235 things to do in Brooklyn
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Owner description: Built after the War of 1812, the fort was designed to protect the port area between Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Thank you "Trip Advisor" for the memory! "Borne and bread" (dats how weez speled id!) some 70 years ago in Brooklyn Park Slope, I recall my Mom & Day taking me for evening drives along the Hudson Bay to see "the BIG BOATS" anchored in the NY harbor, when I was about 6-8 years old. And they let me play among the old canons and stacked canon balls and use the swings (with Dad's help) at Fort Hamilton until the sun set over Staten Island. Then for the MAIN treat - we stopped at nearby ice cream shop for a "Black & White" ice cream soda (you don't know it, I won't tell ya 'cause itza Brooklyn spezelty!) and sipped it thru a straw, standing up in the seat held by Mom, as we drove along up the Hudson River back to home. Thanks for that memory - now some 60 years later, I still see Fort Hamilton, taste the soda & feel Mom's arm.

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

My wife and I decided to stay at Fort Hamilton to sightsee around New York and visit family. First off, the Army Lodge is GREAT! it is sponsored by the the Holiday Inn Express so that in itself says it all. Honorable mention to "Michael" the lodge receptionist. He was very professional and check in was fast. Our room was super clean with all the commodities fully functional. The base provides the security needed to ease any worries. On Sunday we had a prime rib dinner at the Community Club which is a historical building. The old cannons and portraits of military commanders is quite impressive. The dinner is good also. I recommend every veteran who travels to NYC to stay there.....

10  Thank WashingtonVoyager_45
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Reviewed 23 November 2004

Fort Hamilton is a nice fort, but it is too spread out. There are different houses and cannons located all across the property. If you want a fort that is fully intact check out Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island. The forts are right across the river from each other.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile
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