NYC's Historic War Sites
Floyd Bennett Field is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

1. Floyd Bennett Field

8.2
1 Aviation Rd (Flatbush Ave & Shore Pkwy), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Southeastern Brooklyn · 19 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: During WWII Floyd Bennett Field served as the HQ for commissioning the Navy's aircrafts. Over 100K military aircrafts were manufactured & deployed to the frontline. Learn about NYC's war sites on MF: Read more.

Fort Tilden Beach is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

2. Fort Tilden Beach

8.9
Bayshore Blvd W, Queens, NY
Beach · Breezy Point · 40 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Fort Tilden originally served as one of the most modern additions to the fortifications of NY Harbor. It was decommissioned as a military installation in 1974. Discover other NYC's war sites on MF: Read more.

Fort Hancock is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

3. Fort Hancock

8.1
Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ
Historic Site · 8 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: This coastal artillery base operated as a proving ground from 1874 to 1919. It's role evolved in WWII, when it played a pivotal role in defending NY's harbor from enemy submarines. Read more.

Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

4. Verrazano–Narrows Bridge

Brooklyn/Staten Island (I-278), Brooklyn, NY
Bridge · 150 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Did you know that the Brooklyn-side base of the Verrazano Bridge was once the site of Fort Lafayette? Built during the War of 1812, the construction of the bridge caused the fort's destruction in 1960 Read more.

Fort Hamilton is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

5. Fort Hamilton

Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood · 15 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Since as early as the American Revolution, Fort Hamilton served as a strategic & popular military installation. Discover more local historic war sites on MetroFocus: Read more.

Fort Wadsworth is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

6. Fort Wadsworth

8.0
210 New York Ave (at School House Rd), Staten Island, NY
Historic Site · Fort Wadsworth · 19 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Fort Wadsworth has been around since the mid-1600s. Rich in American history and beauty this fort was once home to the British, New York's Navy and now the Coast Guard. Learn more on MetroFocus Read more.

Brooklyn Army Terminal is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

7. Brooklyn Army Terminal

140 58th St (at 2nd Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Building · Sunset Park · 13 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Did you know that during WWII the Brooklyn Army Terminal was used to ship 85% of Army supplies overseas? Learn more about this historic gem on MetroFocus Read more.

Miller Field is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

8. Miller Field

6.3
722-734 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY
Other Great Outdoors · New Dorp Beach · 13 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: When Miller Field was first built around WWI, it was the only coastal defense air station in the eastern US and was part of the network of fortifications around NYC. Learn more on MetroFocus Read more.

Castle Williams is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

9. Castle Williams

7.1
Governors Is, New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Governors Island · 8 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: The circular castle, designed by the head of the Army Corps of Engineers in 1807, was used as a jail for Confederate troops and AWOL Union troops during the Civil War. Read more on MetroFocus Read more.

Castle Clinton National Monument is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

10. Castle Clinton National Monument

7.9
Battery Park, New York, NY
Historic Site · Financial District · 28 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: One of NYC's most multi-functional landmarks, serving multiple roles: a fort, America's first immigration station (before Ellis Island), a beer garden, theater, public aquarium & a national monument. Read more.

Brooklyn Heights is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

11. Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood · 29 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Did you know that after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the first battle of the Revolutionary War -- the Battle of Brooklyn -- took place in Brooklyn Heights? Learn more on MetroFocus Read more.

Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

12. Brooklyn Navy Yard

8.9
63 Flushing Ave (at Cumberland St), Brooklyn, NY
Factory · Brooklyn Navy Yard · 18 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Following the American Revolution this naval facility produced some of the greatest ships during the the Civil War and WWII. Learn more on MetroFocus Read more.

Wallabout Bay is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

13. Wallabout Bay

New York
Other Great Outdoors · Central Park · 1 tip

MetroFocusMetroFocus: During the Revolutionary War, a fleet of British prison ships were anchored in the bay. Almost 10K American soliders died of neglect onboard & their bodies were buried along the shores of Brooklyn. Read more.

Kips Bay is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

14. Kips Bay

New York, NY
Neighborhood · 5 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Historic Fun Fact: In September, 1776, 4,000 British forces arrived in what it now known as the Landing of Kip's Bay. The storming troops quickly took hold of NYC. Learn more on MetroFocus. Read more.

Mill Rock Park is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

15. Mill Rock Park

New York
Other Great Outdoors · 2 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Historic Fun Fact: During the War of 1812, this unpopulated island was used to house defense stations and artillery. Learn more on MetroFocus Read more.

Fort Schuyler is one of NYC's Historic War Sites.

16. Fort Schuyler

6.1
6 Pennyfield Ave (at SUNY Maritime College), Bronx, NY
History Museum · Throgs Neck · 3 tips and reviews

MetroFocusMetroFocus: Originally built in the wake of the War of 1812, during the civil war, it was used as a prison for Confederate soldiers. Learn about other historic landmarks in NYC on MetroFocus. Read more.