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Fort Wadsworth

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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
+1 718-354-4500
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new york” (25 reviews)
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
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+1 718-354-4500
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"verrazano bridge"
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"new york"
in 25 reviews
"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 3 reviews
"ny harbor"
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"park service"
in 3 reviews
"coast guard"
in 4 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 2 reviews
"national park"
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"goats grazing"
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"beautiful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"great pictures"
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"great park"
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"lower manhattan"
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"take pictures"
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"revolutionary war"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ray c
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank buffy003p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank 724kate
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stopped at Fort Wadsworth on our way to a Yankees Game. The view is beautiful and we happen to be there when a tour was going on. The park service was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the park. They conducted a...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views and nice walking path around Fort Wadsworth. Plus, there are small goats on the cliffs. They are so precious. Lovely day exploring and walking to the beach.

Thank Marielle58
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Place offers fantastic views of Brooklyn, the harbor, the bridge, the original fort, the Hudson and liberty. Really nice spot. Great free tour and just some wonderful hidden history. A must stop if in the area. Unique photos of the Verrazano alone is worth coming...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Now a National Park, the former military base is considered a hidden gem within the five NYC boroughs. Many called it home during their tours of duty or as spouses/children of those in the service. It’s great to be able to have access to this...More

Thank Eric G
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Great place.. beautiful view.. perfect for a picnic..bring your bike. Walking shoes..it will be a great experience.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A total hidden gem take the tour learn the histort of NY Harbor ,the view from the fort is beautiful Be prepared to walk up hills and into some catacombs 👍

Thank laura B
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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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Response from giveasmilenyc |
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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pmsander
January 31, 2016|
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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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