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Harbor Defense Museum

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Small museum fill with interesting history

This museum can be reached by taking R train to the end, then walk to 101st St and turn left. It is... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Naples, Florida
Great way to spend an hour if you have an hour to spare & you don't want to do nothing.

The boys had more fun than the girls because of all the weapons and because they got to go onto a... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2015
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230 Sheridan Loop, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY 11252-9523
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is housed in one if the twomoriginal buildings, going back nearly 200 years. That experience alone was awesome. The story of the battle of Brooklyn was a nice touch but before the fort was built. Some uniforms and artifacts are originals. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The Harbor Defense Museum is great. Don't let its small size fool you. The museum is filled with artifacts and records documenting the history of Fort Hamilton and the military. It's located on an active military post so make sure you have ID and best...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mary C
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This museum can be reached by taking R train to the end, then walk to 101st St and turn left. It is inside Ft. Hamilton, an active army base. Visitors are limited to holders of government issued ID or passport. The Battle of Brooklyn happened...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

I would have been very interested in visiting this small museum (located on the only army base in New York Fort Hamilton) which is devoted to the history of Fort Hamilton (which played a role in the war of independence and the 1812 war with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Steven956
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The boys had more fun than the girls because of all the weapons and because they got to go onto a real military base, and pass security . Spent an hour in an excellently air conditioned mini museaum talking to a nice friendly veteran retiree...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank lmhb
Reviewed July 7, 2014

To visit this place may need some guts to visit because it is located inside of the Brooklyn army base which mean guarded with army force. After you enter the base entrance wait for the officer and tell them you want to visit the museum...More

Date of experience: June 2014
5  Thank JohnsoNYC
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Small museum. but interesting, guide was very helpful. The fort it self is now a Community club. Can spend about one hour touring. Views of Lower harbor are great

Date of experience: July 2012
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