Queens, New York is Home to a Hidden Civil War Fort

Originally designed to defend the East River, Fort Totten is now open to the public.

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  • Photo Credit: New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Civil War History

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  • "The Battery"—where the guns were to be installed according to Lee's design. 

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WWI and onward 

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  • "The Castle"—which is now home to the Bayside Historical Society. 

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