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Fort Wadsworth

Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a hidden secret in SI- great park for running, biking, walking your dog-the views are amazing from the look out by the bridge!

Thank danacN301ZK
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This fortress that once guarded New York against external attacks. The buildings are off-limits to the public when we visited so all we could do was take pictures and read the information boards set up by the National Park Service, which highlight the history and...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Harbor defenses for New York Harbor. Got a special tour of the fort with a National Parks guide. It was well-worth visiting. The photo opportunities are endless as you get a view over the harbor to New York and New Jersey. We wish more of...More

Thank dbwbear
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I have been on several tours at the Fort at various times and find them to be quite interesting. Both the Fort and adjacent Battery Weed are historical landmarks which were obsolete by the time new armaments were installed such as the cannons. Tours take...More

Thank mariadA9113JG
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A beautiful place to visit so many interesting things to see at the fort. It really makes you think of all the battles that have taken place .

Thank loveblitz
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited with a military history buff. We focued on Battery Weed, one of a pair of fortresses on opposite sides of the Narrows guarding New York Harbor. It's an eerie strucure, a castle hollowed out in back and lined with gun emplacements so that any...More

Thank Slooch
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Bring a camera. From the overlook, you can get GREAT pictures of the Narrows, the Verrazano bridge, and the inside of the fort. Fort Wadsworth was first used during the Revolutionary War, and one of the oldest military structures in the US

Thank John A
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I've seen the fort from the Verrazano Bridge and decided to drop in to see if it would be worth while to take Scouts to. It appeared that theNational Park Visitor Center wasn't yet open to the public - soon I hope. And the information...More

Thank Rexxx
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a lovely park on the north shore of Staten Island , the park is closed at dusk and there are no lights but during the day the views of Manhattan and Verrazano bridge are amazing here. I took the staten island ferry and...More

Thank Norma F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great view of NY Harbor, Manhattan skyline, and Brooklyn. Easy location from the Verrazano Bridge. Interesting place to visit and relax.

Thank TSD51
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Jackie K
If I get the ferry on a Monday afternoon, can I get to Fort Wadsworth and back by bus, then go back on the ferry to Manhatten?
31 January 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are buses that run between the two. You just need to find a bus that gets you back to the ferry during at your desired time. That is probably the cheaper way to do it. But if you don't mind spending a few more... More
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31 January 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.