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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10305-5019
+1 718-354-4500
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 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
Reviewed 1 July 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
Reviewed 25 June 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
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank kimny85
Reviewed 18 June 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
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a peaceful, relaxing and romantic. Great views of the bridge and sunset. Parking easily available.

Thank yanelat2016
Reviewed 27 January 2018

FT Wadsworth main attraction is the overlook and it's view is one of the best - it is run by national park service and the park is in dire need to some serious maintenance, It used to a be thriving place with a cafe/pub, basketball...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We went to Fort Wadsworth two days after completing the New York Marathon as we wanted to see what it looked like without 50,000 runners milling around waiting to run. It was an interesting place but had a deserted feel to it and it didn't...More

1  Thank WarrenRT
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A nice place to see the Verazano and the city from across the water. During certain times of the year you can take a tour of the ruins left over from preparation for war. Bunkers and old buildings are buried in the hillside and you...More

1  Thank dont-tell-the-kids
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fort on a Sunday and it was nice and peaceful. There are a number of Dramas and films that have been filmed around the Fort. It is a lovely venue as in a residential area so quite unique. The views over Manhattan...More

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Rayne C
26 April 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.
Jac K
31 January 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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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.