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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
111 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 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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5 reviews 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great Beach go their on a week day to get some peace and Quiet. One of the best kept Secrets on Staten Island get there soon the Secret is out, Damn Internet

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Charleston, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A little bit nature hike, American history, architecture marvel as you may walk around the base of the Verazzano Bridge, and beautiful backdrop of the bridge, harbor, Brooklyn and city skyline for photo opportunities. There are regularly scheduled tours, but you are free to walk around on your own. In the fall they have "lantern tours" which are fun as... More

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