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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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Beautiful overlook

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Angela P
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Rockwall, Texas
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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to walk or bike and the view of the bridge is exceptional, especially in the evening. The path also brings you to the South Beach boardwalk.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and serene. Very tranquil area. Amazing history in and around the area. While parking is limited, the walk from wherever you do park will be worth it.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice historic area. The fort was impressive but quiet and tranquil along the Hudson River. Nice walk around and under Verazano Bridge.

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Thank Richie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

free admission, great for a nice walk and picture taking. plenty of parking. Nice historical site, good place to visit with kids and family.

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Thank Ellen T
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortwadsworth is a beautiful gem that is located underneath the Verrazano Bridge. Beautiful grounds to walk on with a piece of NYC history that is a few hundred years old. A fantastic place to take exclusive photos of gorgeous views, great place to fish, or just even a great place to unwind after a long day of work.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky! We talked to a local at south beach that made us promise to come here and we are soooooo happy we did. It's such an amazing view of NYC!!! Just Indescribable. Spent a long time just standing there enjoying the view and talking to the nice ranger who grew up on staton island and works a... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Walking around Foot Wasworth is a definite. Very Peaceful, calming and the view is breathtaking. Take pictures of beautiful nature. Worth going especially if you enjoy walking and taking in beautiful scenery.

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you walk around the overlook you can see Manhattan, the New Glass Tower. The river is just so peaceful looking even when its filled with boats.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had never been to Fort Wadsworth and decided to watch the Navy ships enter NY harbor for fleet week, this is a really cool place to walk or ride your bike around in, the views of the harbor and NYC are beautiful. The MTA buses also drive in to the Fort so you can use public transportation

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