Fort Wadsworth is a 226-acre public park. Located on the northeastern part of Staten Island. First built in 1663; its one of the oldest military sites in the United States of America. This old blockhouse was used by British troops during the American Revolution and later became an infantry station for American soldiers in the early 1900's.To visit here there are no entrance fees, visitors are allowed to roam the grounds,visit the underground tunnels, and go for a ride on the bike trail. Even enjoy a nice picnic in the designated picnic area. The park provides free tours of the forts.
The view is absolutely incredible, you can see the harbor, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn, and Manhattan from Fort Wadsworth. Its an excellent place to take your family for a stroll,the park provides a playground on site. Many residents use this park as exercise and a great place for photo opportunities. All parts of the park are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from April 1st to October 31st. Also open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m from November 1st to March 31st. Annually there's a marathon throughout NYC and a festival is hosted on Fort Wadsworth's grounds.Fort Wadsworth is definitely a unique way to show case its one of a kind history and one of the many gems of our beautiful Staten Island.