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“Historic but not too touristy”
Review of Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth
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Private Historic Tour of North Shore Staten Island
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Owner description: This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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 significance of the place.

The place is not easily accessible, especially for those relying on public transportation. The trip to the place from Lower Manhattan took 1.5 hours, requiring a free ferry ride aboard the Staten Island Ferry, a bus transfer, and several blocks of walking.

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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 the batteries were available to tour. We plan to go again when we can spend more time.

Thank dbwbear
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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 you through various parts of the Fort; the parade grounds, magazine storage facilities, etc. It was one of my favorite places to bring our cubscout pack when my son was very young. The Lantern Tour is great--especially for young children.

Thank mariadA9113JG
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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
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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 enemy ship would have to run the gantlet of fire from both sides. It's beautiful. It's akso a litt;e terrifying to imagine the deafening noice of a cannonade echoing around the stone enclosure.

Thank Slooch
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