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Fort Wadsworth

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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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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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Private Historic Tour of North Shore Staten Island

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Loved the place and the staff. A extended thanks to Patricia Rodriguez for her friendliness and help.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barb F
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New South Wales, Australia
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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fort is an underappreciated resource on the island. During migration seasons in the Spring and Fall, there is EXCEPTIONAL BIRDING here near the beach. In the summer, there is a campground that caters to Europeans seeking to stay in NYC on a budget. Great views of NYC from under the bridge. A real find. There is Revolutionary War history... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the place and the staff. A extended thanks to Patricia Rodriguez for her friendliness and help.

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Thank Barb F
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Staten Island. Enjoyed the short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Such a Beautiful Day!

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brooklyn
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was. A very nice place of history to go visit. Were. The us. Army. Placed to see if enemy's come in by sea and protect us from them

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located under the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge offers a historic masonry fort with a nice overlook. Free to visit.

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Thank Christopher F
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning to visit Staten Island with a purpose of finding great historical artifacts, don't. It is a great place for a picture opportunity. View of VNB from here is awesome.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people take the Staten Island ferry from Manhattan and then just turn right back around. It was worthwhile to take this side trip to Fort Wadsworth before returning to Manhattan. Unfortunately we were there a time that the visitor center is closed, so we did not get a guided tour and also did not get into the... More 

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Thank Sarah L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, great place to satisfy that photograph in you. make sure you take one of the different tours with park rangers. The best one is the one inside the forth at night with lanterns you can find the schedule on their Web site and also don't forget to visit forth Tompkins that's just under the bridge.

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Staten Island
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sights at the old fort are quite nice, but it's when you look out over the Narrows and see the different views of the Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn and the City that you realize this is truly a special place to visit

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Rockwall, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place to go if you want to see NYC from a distance. The Verrazano bridge is so beautiful over the water and all the ships in the distance.

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Thank Angela P

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