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Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America

Picture of Fort Weed
Fort Weed/Wadsworth
East end of Bay Street, near Verrazano Bridge
New York
Phone: 718-354-4500

Fort Weed, now part of Fort Wadsworth, was begun in 1841 on the Staten Island side. Fort Wadsworth now houses Coast Guard and National Parks Service offices. At water's edge in the shadow of the giant steel bridge, is the impressive stone structure known as Battery Weed. This bastion completed in 1860 is well preserved.


Open daily from 7am to 9pm

Visitor Center

Wednesday - Sunday, 9am to 5pm

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Fort Wadsworth/Weed
Staten Island USA

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