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Fort Wadsworth

Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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29 reviews 29 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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