During the first half of the 19th century, the United States was compelled
to expand the fortifications protecting its harbors and strategic waterways.
Built between 1825 and 1831, Fort Hamilton became part of the Third
System of Fortifications built throughout New York City. Today, the
Harbor Defense Museum occupies Fort Hamiltonâ€™s caponier, a freestanding
bastion located within the fortâ€™s dry moat. Both structures are
on the National Registry of Historic Places.
United States Army weapons, uniforms, small arms, cannons and accoutrements
from 18th century to present.
Military themed art and historical items from Fort Hamilton.
Battle of Brooklyn, Firepower: Infantry Weapons of World War II, In
Defense of New York
Monday through Friday:10a.m.-4p.m.
First Saturday of Every Month:10a.m.-4p.m.
Closed:Sundays and Federal Holidays
The museum welcomes large groups for guided tours and has a library
and archive for public use.
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