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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Quiet place, good view of the Verrazano - Narrows Bridge and Manhatten. Next to the USCG Station and feels secure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MidwestPonygirl
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The view is beautiful. You see the sky line of Manhattan and the Verrazano Bridge. Great view at night. Rich history. Great place for a photos.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We dropped in on an unplanned visit. This is an interesting park. Great views of downtown. You can see State of Liberty, Empire State Building and Freedom Tower all in one view! There are open area to walk around and explore plus Mini tours!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed September 16, 2018

What a spectacular view and lovely place. Wish more events were held at Fort Wadsworth. Visit this week, Shakespear in the park not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fds625
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

While visiting New York City for a few days we took the time to see this historic place. Great place! History lovers need to take the time to come here and see this!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Once an Army fort, going way back, it is now part army reserve and Coast Guard, the reminder belongs to the national park service. A nice place to walk, which has great views. No services there so be prepared, but worth the visit and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

i grew up just outside the gate of ft. wadsworth,,back then it actually was a us army fort..there is so much history and the views are fantastic. the top sea wall as we called it is right under the verrazano-narrows bridge and the view out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place Not enough information about where things are We drove around looking for the nice beach but could not find a parking area I guess you park and then follow a trail We’ll try again

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank buffy003p
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Once an active military base, now open to the public. Located partially under the Verrazano Bridge, you get an excellent view of New York Harbor, Verrazano Bridge, New York and Brooklyn skylines, and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Can also take in how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kltbaker1
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Cute, small park right off a main road. Only a few people were there on a beautiful sunny Saturday. We got some great pictures before heading into the city. Lots of free parking!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rayne C
April 26, 2018|
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Response from dont-tell-the-kids | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about where you would have a reception. There is a church where you could have a wedding, or you can do like my son did and just get married at the overlook with NYC and the Verrazano bridge in the background.
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Jac K
January 31, 2016|
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From the Staten Island Ferry, in St. George, take the S51 to Fort Wadsworth. Only takes 10-15 minutes by bus. Return via same bus. Fort Wadsworth also connects to South Beach/FDR boardwalk through foot path or via same bus... More
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Response from Spvirgo | Reviewed this property |
check out the top 10 things to do instaten island , most of them are free and if you have kids are very entertaining.
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