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Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center undergoes improvements

The visitor center at Fort Wadsworth will be closed for building repairs beginning Sunday, July 1.
The visitor center at Fort Wadsworth will be closed for building repairs beginning Sunday, July 1.

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News Release Date: July 2, 2012
Contact: Jeannette Parker, chief of interpretation and education, 718-354-4530, #237

As of July 1, 2012, the Visitor Center at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island has closed for building repairs and for a much-needed restoration of museum exhibits. It is anticipated to reopen by spring 2013.

The park will continue to offer tours and visitor services at the site, such as the popular Lanterns Tours, tours of Fort Tompkins, and special events such as those presented by Staten Island OutLOUD.For more information and full listing of park programs, visit the park website: www.nps.gov/gate

About Gateway National Recreation Area

Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area offers more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The park offers urban residents in two states a wide range of recreational opportunities year round. With more than eight million visitors a year, it is one of the top five most visited national park in the country. For information about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm


Did You Know?

World War I recruiting poster for the Coastal Artillery Corps.

All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...