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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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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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From the heights above the fortress, the single-best view of the NYC Harbor in NYC

Walk or drive to the top of the property, overlooking all of NJ, Manhtn and Brooklyn harbors. It's located directly above the old, stone fortress. It is, simply, the best view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
NormaWolfe
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk or drive to the top of the property, overlooking all of NJ, Manhtn and Brooklyn harbors. It's located directly above the old, stone fortress. It is, simply, the best view of the City (in one woman's opinion) in the City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excelent panoramic vista of Manhattan and Verrazano tour of the fort by park rangers and is FREE for all to know more about our History

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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived within walking distance of the Fort for my whole life (32 years). For the past 10 years, it has turned into my meditation spot during my run. It is a perfect spot to see NJ, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Walking underneath the amazing Verrazanno Bridge is fun also. I have yet to try out the camping area that... More 

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i love the fort. In the fort there are prehistoric places to visit there is even picnic grounds where you can rent and pathways to go to the beach

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Thank Frances B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go there for walks in the summer with my kids, it has great views of the bridge, city, great look out point. you can see many cruise ships passing by the kids get a kick out of it

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Thank Spvirgo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually park in parking lot 1 at the beginning of the FDR boardwalk and not liking to go the same way all the time, I sometims turn left. That will take me into Fort Wadsworth from the South Beach area. It is about a 30 minute walk to go under the VZ bridge, to some of the older areas... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Over the years I have brought numerous friends and relatives to Fort Wadsworth and everyone was taken back by such a magnificent view . You can see the entire harbor. The VZ bridge, Brooklyn Manhattan, Jersey City, Statute of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Empire State Bldg. and more. It will not disappoint.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a wonderful place to see an historical landmark as well as a magnificent view of one of the longest suspension bridges in the world

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Syracuse, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

It's a nice getaway when you're stuck on Staten Island, but if you're only a ferry ride away from NYC, I'd go there any day of the week.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Full of spectacular views. great for a hill workout to get that heart pumping. Didn't know this place was here.

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