Castle Williams

Castle Williams (HMVOA)

Location: New York, NY 11231 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 41.548', W 74° 1.131'

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Changing with the Times

Welcome to Castle Williams. This stone fort was built in 1811 to defend New York City against naval assault.

The attack never came. Over the next two hundred years, the once state-of-the-art fort was re-used: as housing for army recruits, as a military prison, and briefly as a Coast Guard community center.

The National Park Service invites you to explore Castle Williams. Visit exhibits inside and outside its walls. Take a tour. Talk to a ranger. Experience a national treasure.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582899 N 4505081
Decimal Degrees40.69246667, -74.01885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.548', W 74° 1.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 32.88" N, 74° 1' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-103 Governors Is, New York NY 11231, US
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