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Verrazano Bridge From Battery Catlin
View of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, as seen from Battery Catlin at Fort Wadsworth.
Fall at Fort Wadsworth
Fall foliage at Fort Wadsworth, with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the background.
Park Ranger Leading Fort Lantern Tour
NPS Ranger Allison Luchnick begins an evening lantern tour of Fort Wadsworth outside of the fort's Visitor Center.
Battery Weed and Bridge From Overlook
Historic Battery Weed at Fort Wadsworth, as seen from the fort's Overlook.
Dry Moat at Fort Tompkins
The Dry Moat at historic Fort Tompkins at Fort Wadsworth. This structure proteced the fort from overland attack.
Battery Weed From Overlook
View of Battery Weed, ca. 1864, from the Overlook at Fort Wadsworth. This fortification at the Verrazano Narrows was key to the defense of New York Harbor.
Visitor at the Fort Wadsworth Overlook
Visitor reading a wayside exhibit at the Fort Wadsworth Overlook.
Magazine Entrance Battery Duane
Magazine Entrance at Battery Duane at Fort Wadsworth, ca. 1892.
Six Pounder Naval Gun
Six Pounder naval gun on display at the Overlook at Fort Wadsworth. This gun was moved form Fort Tilden in Queens, also part of Gateway NRA.
Four Chaplains Memorial at Fort Wadsworth
The Four Chaplains Memorial, outside of the U.S. Coast Guard building at Fort Wadsworth, dedicated to four brave men of faith who died in the North Atlantic during World War II.
Detail of Interior of Fort Tompkins
Detail of the interior in Fort Tompkins, ca. 1873, at Fort Wadsworth.
Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Entrance to the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center.
Mont Sec House Parlor
Parlor of Mont Sec House, restored as it may have looked ca. 1889.
Fort Wadsworth Light
The Fort Wadsworth Light, atop Battery Weed. The light, first lit in 1905, was partially restored in 2005 by a dedicated group of volunteers, and now shines again at the Narrows.
A Fort Wadsworth Entrance Sign
Fort Wadsworth entrance sign, inside the Bay Street entrance to the fort.
Fort Wadsworth Museum Exhibits
Detail of some of the historical exhibits in the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center Museum.