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The old Fort looks over the Narrows and offers some good views. Not really mucho do, however... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Peter F
Staten Island, New York

Great national park to visit off manhattan. Good running and history. Access to south beach... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
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Built after the War of 1812, the fort was designed to protect the port area between Brooklyn and Staten Island.
8302 Colonial Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Been a terrific Fall in Fort Hamilton/Bay Ridge with yesterday's running of the 48th annual NYC Marathon three weeks after the weekend of the 52nd annual Ragamuffin Parade/45th annual Third Avenue Festival! The three events in this southwest Brooklyn neighborhood combined to host around 100,000...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

The old Fort looks over the Narrows and offers some good views. Not really mucho do, however, unless you have military id and want to shop in the commissary. The base has a nice Officer's clubs which hosts functions and weddings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get on the installation as i6have a retired army ID card. The guard was very courteous and explained where I should go. Didn't see much, just the museum and did a little shopping at the exchange. Pleasant experience and the drive over from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Brooklyn officially observed Memorial Day with the 151st annual parade on May 28 in Bay Ridge/Ft. Hamilton, its home for the past 3 decades. Lt. General Robert Caslen, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was Grand Marshal. Among the marchers were enlisted...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

First of all the Army Base is beautiful , but unfortunately the guards at the base are bullies. I honestly think that they give the wrong directions only to chastize people. I attended a party inside the base and was given instruction only to be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank Wanda C
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Call it Fort Hamilton or Bay Ridge; either is appropriate. My weekend stomping ground for decades before I moved here... terrific for living or visiting. Jog or walk along Shore Road which borders above Narrows Bay, enjoy the many restaurants & bars on 3RD Avenue...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Matt_I_Bklyn
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Fort Hamilton is nice place to visit; when you've really run out of other choices. By all means, go spend time there is you have family or friends living in the area. It has its own feel and its own vibe: Like every other section...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank MTDigs
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great national park to visit off manhattan. Good running and history. Access to south beach boardwalk. Free parking.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 488jeffm
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Here for a business meeting. Nice base with a lot of history within. Several places to experience history. Must pass through guarded access to gain entry. A part of Brooklyn not known. Unique but historic.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank roba724
Reviewed December 28, 2016

This museum Specializes in the battle of Brooklyn and the establishment of coast artillary installations defending the coastline of the United States. It has exhibits of military artifacts. The museum is open Tuesday's to Friday's 10am to 4pm. It is best to phone before visiting....More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Jamar W
December 1, 2018|
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Response from timothyeruiz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everywhere.
August 24, 2018|
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Response from timothyeruiz | Reviewed this property |
I'm actually assuming you mean Class VI, as un booze. Yes, they have a section in the exchange for booze. When I read this question the first time I answered I didn't catch the X vs V difference.
Tom L
December 19, 2017|
Response from MTDigs | Reviewed this property |
Hi - Try the MTA site for a travel map. I think it's near the R train, but there's still a bit of a walk. A train to bus may bring you closer