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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Staten Island, New York

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are great views and a lot of history, I have been to Fort Wadsworth several times and never has it been overly crowded which is really nice. It's a very peaceful and relaxing enviroment. I love to bring my guests from out of town to this spot and they always take the best pictures of the bridge. It's a... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016 via mobile

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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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