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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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Great view of the Narrows

Bring a camera. From the overlook, you can get GREAT pictures of the Narrows, the Verrazano bridge, and the inside of the fort. Fort Wadsworth was first used during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bring a camera. From the overlook, you can get GREAT pictures of the Narrows, the Verrazano bridge, and the inside of the fort. Fort Wadsworth was first used during the Revolutionary War, and one of the oldest military structures in the US

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen the fort from the Verrazano Bridge and decided to drop in to see if it would be worth while to take Scouts to. It appeared that theNational Park Visitor Center wasn't yet open to the public - soon I hope. And the information signs were not plentiful. By April/May 2017 I hope it will be ready to visit... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is a lovely park on the north shore of Staten Island , the park is closed at dusk and there are no lights but during the day the views of Manhattan and Verrazano bridge are amazing here. I took the staten island ferry and afterwards a bus line with the metrocard (15/20 minutes) just outside the ferry port.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great view of NY Harbor, Manhattan skyline, and Brooklyn. Easy location from the Verrazano Bridge. Interesting place to visit and relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Offers nice walking paths and great scenery. Has hills that may be steep for some people. Good points for taking pictures. Information stations offer a glimpse into history of the fort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Inside the grounds of Fort Wadsworth sits Fort Tompkins, overlooking the harbor and Battery Weed underneath it. It's equal parts historic, architecturally stunning and creepy. We recently went to a special program there hosted by the Alice Austen House and it was s great venue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I bring all out of town visitors to this park. You need your walking shoes to explore the grounds. We bought our lunch and ate at the highest point overlooking the city. We even saw the Queen Mary sailing from the NYC pier that day. It's a must see. We drove our car there it's free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

What a welcoming community. We found it very easy to get around walking and using the city bus system. The Navy Lodge serves the purpose well. Within walking distance to restaurants and bus stops all around. Clean community.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

For history buffs, Ft. Wadsworth goes back to Revolutionary days. Battery Weed is especially cool For tourists, the views of the Verrazano Bridge, and the NYC skyline are beautiful. Look up the schedule for walking tours ... well worth your time and shoe leather. For casual walking around, your choices include historic structures, bird-watching, a stroll on the beach, and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Ft. Wadsworth is a great place to visit and walk about. Some of the most spectacular views of NY harbor are here. There is a small museum of interest and within a short walk you are at the overlook gazing on the harbor, the ships and bridges of NY. Parking is plentiful and there is even a camp ground with... More 

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