Welcome to the Harbor Defense Museum of Fort Hamilton.
Metropolitan New York's only U.S. Army Museum

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 Hamilton’s caponier, a freestanding bastion located within the fort’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.
Current Exhibitions
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.
Free admission

For Directions click here!


2003 - 2009 Harbor Defense Museum All Rights Reserved.