Harbor Defense Museum

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Harbor Defense Museum fort hamilton
Harbor Defense Museum fort hamilton
Harbor Defense Museum fort hamilton

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The U.S. Army military museum is located in the caponier of the old fort on the grounds of the United States Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY, adjacent to the base of the Verrazano Bridge. Built between 1825-1831, the fort and the caponier have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The fort underwent several structural modifications in the following century as advances in weaponry required the upgrading of its defenses and urban progress crowded its position. Fortunately, the land side of the fort still retains much of its original character and the caponier (a miniature fort guarding the main fort’s gate) is virtually untouched. The museum contains artifacts and exhibits that explain the history of the fort and its role in the defense of New York from invaders.The U.S. Army military museum is located in the caponier of the old fort on the grounds of the United States Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY, adjacent to the base of the Verrazano Bridge. Built between 1825-1831, the fort and the caponier have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The fort underwent several structural modifications in the following century as advances in weaponry required the upgrading of its defenses and urban progress crowded its position. Fortunately, the land side of the fort still retains much of its original character and the caponier (a miniature fort guarding the main fort’s gate) is virtually untouched. The museum contains artifacts and exhibits that explain the history of the fort and its role in the defense of New York from invaders.

Address

Fort Hamilton Military Community Brooklyn, NY 11252 Location: Brooklyn

Official website:Official Web Site

Map:View a Map of the Attraction

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Pearl Harbor Memorial 2010

Video Description:
Includes exploring the grounds of the Pearl Harbor Memorial on Oahu, Hawaii, a walk thru the USS Bowfin, then the boat ride to the memorial.
Somber and eye-opening.