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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 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
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Offers nice walking paths and great scenery. Has hills that may be steep for some people. Good points for taking pictures. Information stations offer a glimpse into history of the fort.

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Inside the grounds of Fort Wadsworth sits Fort Tompkins, overlooking the harbor and Battery Weed underneath it. It's equal parts historic, architecturally stunning and creepy. We recently went to a special program there hosted by the Alice Austen House and it was s great venue.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I bring all out of town visitors to this park. You need your walking shoes to explore the grounds. We bought our lunch and ate at the highest point overlooking the city. We even saw the Queen Mary sailing from the NYC pier that day....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a welcoming community. We found it very easy to get around walking and using the city bus system. The Navy Lodge serves the purpose well. Within walking distance to restaurants and bus stops all around. Clean community.

Thank 884lindav
Reviewed 8 October 2016

For history buffs, Ft. Wadsworth goes back to Revolutionary days. Battery Weed is especially cool For tourists, the views of the Verrazano Bridge, and the NYC skyline are beautiful. Look up the schedule for walking tours ... well worth your time and shoe leather. For...More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Ft. Wadsworth is a great place to visit and walk about. Some of the most spectacular views of NY harbor are here. There is a small museum of interest and within a short walk you are at the overlook gazing on the harbor, the ships...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are great views and a lot of history, I have been to Fort Wadsworth several times and never has it been overly crowded which is really nice. It's a very peaceful and relaxing enviroment. I love to bring my guests from out of town...More

Thank Nicole I
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Rayne C
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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.