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Address: Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the...

This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.

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Escape from the Manhattan summer heat!

This was my first visit to Staten Island. Enjoyed the short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Such a Beautiful Day!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Staten Island. Enjoyed the short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Such a Beautiful Day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was. A very nice place of history to go visit. Were. The us. Army. Placed to see if enemy's come in by sea and protect us from them

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Located under the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge offers a historic masonry fort with a nice overlook. Free to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you are planning to visit Staten Island with a purpose of finding great historical artifacts, don't. It is a great place for a picture opportunity. View of VNB from here is awesome.

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Warrenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A lot of people take the Staten Island ferry from Manhattan and then just turn right back around. It was worthwhile to take this side trip to Fort Wadsworth before returning to Manhattan. Unfortunately we were there a time that the visitor center is closed, so we did not get a guided tour and also did not get into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, great place to satisfy that photograph in you. make sure you take one of the different tours with park rangers. The best one is the one inside the forth at night with lanterns you can find the schedule on their Web site and also don't forget to visit forth Tompkins that's just under the bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The sights at the old fort are quite nice, but it's when you look out over the Narrows and see the different views of the Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn and the City that you realize this is truly a special place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place to go if you want to see NYC from a distance. The Verrazano bridge is so beautiful over the water and all the ships in the distance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great area to walk or bike and the view of the bridge is exceptional, especially in the evening. The path also brings you to the South Beach boardwalk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and serene. Very tranquil area. Amazing history in and around the area. While parking is limited, the walk from wherever you do park will be worth it.

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