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Driving Directions to Staten Island Sites

Fort Wadsworth stands on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Fort Wadsworth stands on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano Bridge, across the Narrows from Brooklyn.

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Fort Wadsworth (718) 354-4500. For Google Maps of Fort Wadsworth, click here.

From the east:

  • Take Verrazano - Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn.
  • After toll, take the Bay Street exit to the park entrance.

From the west:

  • Take either the Goethals or Bayonne Bridge from New Jersey to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278)
  • Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278) east to the Lily Pond Ave. exit.
  • Turn left at the light and follow this road to Bay Street and the park entrance.

Miller Field, World War Veterans Park (718) 351-6970

  • Verrrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn or the Goethals or Bayonne Bridges from New Jersey to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278).
  • Take the Hylan Boulevard exit.
  • Proceed south on Hylan Boulevard.
  • Turn left on New Dorp Lane for Miller Field.

Great Kills Park (718) 987-6790

  • Verrrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn or the Goethals or Bayonne Bridges from New Jersey to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278).
  • Take the Hylan Boulevard exit.
  • Proceed south on Hylan Boulevard.
  • Turn left at the entrance to Great Kills Park.

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...