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“ny harbor”(10 reviews)
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 4 November 2017

This is a large site with lots of chances to walk around the forts (and there are more than one) on the site. There is a great small museum before going on site, and this is worth the visit as it explains alot about how...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The site was very beautiful and interesting to be there, but it was not possible to enter the fortress. Anyway the view was amazing to the New York harbor and the bridgre to Brooklyn. Neighborhood is also worth for having a walk around.

Thank pence30
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Weed Battery gives you an idea of what soldiering was like during the 1800's. It also shows the strategic importance of New York Harbour.

Thank majgrant
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Take a walk, bike, and enjoy the view. Throw down a blanket and take in the view. Grounds are kept clean. I feel safe exploring the grounds and love to sit right under the VERRAZANO Bridge. Taught my grandkids to ride their bikes at this...More

Thank NewYorkGemini
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Ft. Wadsworth is open and free to visit. You will enjoy the amazing views of the Verrazano Bridge, the harbor, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is well worth a stop.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Fort Wadsworth is a beautiful attraction in Staten Island. I went there for the first time on a class trip and was amazed. Great spot if you re interested in photography, as well as the local history. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This has a lot of things to do on a low budget. The overlook and the park museum is free and gives you a tour of the Forts, along with the displays they have.

Thank mgysgtusmc1
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Historic fort guarding the Verrazano Narrows into New York Harbor. Now run by the NPS, tours and special events are offered, including lantern tours. Below the Fort is a beautiful beach with views to Sandy Hook, NJ and the old quarantine islands for arriving immigrants....More

Thank Noel F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Imagine what it was like during the revolutionary war as the port was protected against the Brits or Yanks? Check local history! Nice grounds and a bit of history. The goats were m.i.a. I went last year and there were goats...More

Thank ISIndy8
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The for has some great views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It's a nice place to walk around and view the fort.

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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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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
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.