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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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Description: 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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Small Amount of Time for a Large Amount of History

A must visit, could be as long or short as you would like, but it is a must!! We were staying at the Navy Lodge, which made the visit very easy to accomplish. Amazing view of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must visit, could be as long or short as you would like, but it is a must!! We were staying at the Navy Lodge, which made the visit very easy to accomplish. Amazing view of the New York Harbor. We did a quick google search of the history before visiting to help set the tone for the tour.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This National Park Service area gives THE most panoramic and picturesque view of New York Harbor, Lower Manhattan,the NY Narrows including the VZ Bridge and Brooklyn, of any location around the Metropolitan Area. I take all of my out-of-town guests here to start our tour of NY. It is not out of the way as some suggest. However, having a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Fourth of July to see the fire works it was very crowded but nice you can go biking on trails walking through there there are campgrounds which you can rent

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is part of New York's history and yet it is a living neighborhood. If you want to play ball on their courts or their lawns it welcomes you. Wonderful to see families and individuals walking through the fort. A great place to imagine the history of the soldiers protecting New York through the eras of New York. Wonderful old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fantastic views of the Verrazano Bridge, Long Island, Staten Island and Manhattan. There are a number of signs up detailing the interesting history of this abandoned fort. It's a pity that it has not been better maintained.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our Staten Island friend brought us here while we were touring New York City. What a beautiful picture op. Fort Wadsworth is a former US Military installation on Staten Island. It is situated on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower halves. It is now part of the Staten Island Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not much here, but a great overlook and fort is cool. Great area to get to the beach. You can get to it from the boardwalk.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. Spent an hour walking around and taking in the wonderful views of Manhattan and the bridge. Looks like a great place to cycle as well.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fort Wadsworth is a historic Army base situated at the entrance to NYC Harbor,directly across the Narrows from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn is right next to Fort Wadsworth. My favorite aspect of Fort Wadsworth is the wonderful view of Lower NYC Harbor that can be had. There is a long paved area... More 

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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a treat to be able to walk where American's fought to protect our country hundreds of years ago...As you look out over the Fort and imagine those days, you can follow along in the brochures and listen to the rangers tell the history of the Fort, or you can walk around on your own. You might even catch a... More 

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