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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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Wonderful views of Manhattan and the Verrazano Bridge

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. Spent an hour walking around and taking in the wonderful views of Manhattan and the bridge. Looks like a great place to cycle as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Westchester County, New York
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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458 reviews 458 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our Staten Island friend brought us here while we were touring New York City. What a beautiful picture op. Fort Wadsworth is a former US Military installation on Staten Island. It is situated on The Narrows which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower halves. It is now part of the Staten Island Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not much here, but a great overlook and fort is cool. Great area to get to the beach. You can get to it from the boardwalk.

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Westchester County, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. Spent an hour walking around and taking in the wonderful views of Manhattan and the bridge. Looks like a great place to cycle as well.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fort Wadsworth is a historic Army base situated at the entrance to NYC Harbor,directly across the Narrows from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn is right next to Fort Wadsworth. My favorite aspect of Fort Wadsworth is the wonderful view of Lower NYC Harbor that can be had. There is a long paved area... More 

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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 attraction reviews
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Address: Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Staten Island

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