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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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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Beautiful views & Rich History

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was lucky enough to have some time to walk around Fort Wadsworth and it was well worth the exploration. The view alone looking back across to Manhattan was worth the stop but reading about the history that happened there made it even better. To top it all off, they were filming an episode of Madam Secretary in the old... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is amazing to have this piece of history on Staten Island. The park rangers were very informative about the revolutionary war involvement of this fort and how important it was. The night time tour with laterns is fun for the kids

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Felton, Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Easy to find and a great view of bridge and Manhattan Island. The historic army fort structures are in very good condition.

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's worthwhile to visit this place at least once. It has important place in history. I wasn't able to get inside the fort.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great views on my recent road trip. Worth the stop and the photo opportunity. Wish you could enjoy it more than from a distance.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Awesome view of the Verrazano bridge, New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. US parks department, so open to the general public, but also a Coast Guard station. Some historic military buildings, although only accessible from outside.

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Having been a resident for 30 years and a person who prefers exploring Staten Island instead of "shopping" in NJ I do believe that this is the most spectacular view on the Island. And probably the most peaceful. I took some pictures with my little disposable camera and they came out so beautifully that I have them framed in my... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Situated under the vn bridge and overlooking all of the lower bay this is an ideal spot for walking and pictures. Originally built to keep the British ships out of NYC it faces ft Hamilton on the Brooklyn side our ancestors could catch the enemy in a cross fire. The original fort still stands on the water and tours are... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The first time you visit Fort Wadsworth, you should take a guided tour. You will learn all the historical facts about the Fort and it is a very informative tour. Afterwards, you are allowed to roam the gounds on your own to check out all the views and nature around you. It is right near the water, across from Manhattan... More 

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