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Fort Wadsworth

Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Staten Island
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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English first
Staten Island, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

fort wadsworth is a historic location in a bustling metropolis. Situated under the VZ bridge, the fort is walkable and has a visitors center and regular tours of the fort. It is also home to a group of lawn mowing goats and the coast guard.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
112 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I took the S51 bus from the ferry terminal at St George to the Fort and found the visitors center closed, little signage/information for self-guided visits and a rather dilapidated site. The Fort itself is located at the base of the cliff on which the visitors center/car park sit and I couldn't see a way to get down or if... More

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Visitor center still under reconstruction, but staff very friendly and willing to share what the can with the resources available. If you are into camping, look up the campgrounds on site, use it as a base for a great way to do NYC on the cheap. Spent 5 days there (in and around NYC) with a family of five and... More

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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Fort Wadsworth is worth a trip. Views of New York harbor are outstanding. It's great walking (and good exercise). And don't forget the history. It's worth a trip.

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